Category Archives: Gas Stoves and Ovens

Clearing an Oven Fault Code

Electrolux Range Electronic Control Board & Clock Part number: 316455400

Electrolux Range Electronic Control Board & Clock Part number: 316455400. Used on Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Sears, Tappan, White-Westinghouse ranges.

If your oven is displaying a fault code (F1, F2, E3, etc.) first try clearing or disconnecting the power to the unit for 30 seconds, then reconnecting to see if that clears the code. If not, you could have a faulty electronic control board.

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Cleaning Stovetop Grates

Gas Stove Burner Grate by Whirlpool WP305810B

Gas Stove Burner Grate by Whirlpool WP305810B

Keep your stovetop grates clean so they can heat properly. If your grates are especially dirty with stubborn, cooked-on stains, pour a 1/4 cup of ammonia into a large gallon size freezer bag along with the grates and seal the bag. Don’t worry about the ammonia covering the gate, you only want to expose the grates to fumes. Leave the bag in the sink overnight and in the morning, any residue should wipe off easily with a sponge.

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How long do appliances last?

How many years can you expect to get out of that washer, dryer or refrigerator? The average life expectancy for a dishwasher and microwave oven is about 9 years, while you might get 18 years out of a gas range. Of course, the amount it is used can also factor into life expectancy, but knowing the average lifespan of an appliance might help when determining if you should repair or replace your appliance.

Here’s a chart using information from the National Association of Home Builders/Bank of America Home Equity Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components.

how long do appliances last?

According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI) many consumers replace their appliances long before they wear out due to styling, technology and consumer preference.

Deciding whether to fix or ditch your broken appliance

WhentoRepairorreplaceyourapplianceMaybe your oven is not heating up as quickly as it used to, or your dishwasher stopped working. How do you know when to repair or replace your appliance? Here are some factors that will help you decide.

Research your repair

Before calling the repairman, use the internet to try to figure out what could be wrong with your appliance. It might be a small fix, or even just a matter of cleaning your appliance, or a part on your appliance — something you can do yourself. Also consult your appliance’s owner’s manual for things like fault code displays and solutions to common problems. If you no longer have your owner’s manual, use your appliance’s model number to find a digital copy online.

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20 tips to make appliances last longer

20 tips to make appliances last longer A little maintenance can go a long way in helping to extend the life of your appliance and also make them as energy efficient as possible – saving you money each time you use them.

Washing machines

Check your washer fill hoses for kinks and bubbles. Consider replacing your old rubber hoses with stainless steel braided washer hoses which are much more resistant to bursting. Washing machine hoses can burst and cause flooding in your home. Such damages cost Americans approximately $170 million in damages every year.

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Why does my gas stove keep clicking?

GasStoveClicking

A gas stove that makes a clicking noise — even when turned off, or with a burner lit— might be a sign that moisture or dirt is interfering with the functioning of the spark ignitor (or surface burner ignitor), or a part of the electronic ignition system needs replacing.

Gas stoves that use an electronic ignition system do not have a standing pilot light. Instead, the spark ignitor (located near the burner) creates a spark which ignites the gas flowing from your burner creating a cooking flame. Overflowing pots, cooking debris, moisture and dirt can sometimes interfere with the spark ignitor, causing a persistent clicking sound.

Before working on any appliance, make sure to disconnect the power and utilities (water, gas) to the appliance.

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Why won’t my gas stove burners work?

GasStoveBurnersRepair

If your gas stove top burners are not lighting, it could be caused by a blocked igniter or burner holes on your burner or a bad part in your ignition system.

WARNING! Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read this before you start any repair.  

First, make sure your appliance is getting both gas and power. Check your home’s circuit breakers or fuses and make sure the gas supply is turned on. If there is no issue with the power or gas, then Continue reading

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