Category Archives: Gas Stoves and Ovens

Reasons Why Your Oven is Smoking

Reasons Why Your Oven is SmokingAn oven that produces smoke when baking or broiling food might be due for a good cleaning or it may also indicate defective part or the need for a repair.

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.

New Oven

If you have a new oven, it’s recommended that a “burn in” is performed before using it to bake or cook food. The smoke produced from the new oven burn in process can be caused by the protective coating used on new oven, or can even be caused by the insulation surrounding the oven. Once the burn in is completed, your oven should be smoke-free.

For more information about “New Oven Burn In”, see our blog post on the topic.

Dirty Oven

Left over food bits and grease can cause Continue reading

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10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Range

10 Things You Might Be Doing Wrong With Your Range and Oven

  1. Soaking Your Burners and Knob Area When Cleaning

Try to avoid soaking your range with water when cleaning it. Water and liquid from cleaning products can cause the stove top spark electrode ignitor to continuously click or spark.

Liquid and water can get into stove burner knob openings when cleaning, especially when the knobs are removed causing burner problems.

  1. Cooking Directly On the Oven’s Heating Element

Don’t cook directly on the oven’s heating element. It can damage the oven’s heating element and it can also lead to a fire.

  1. Lining Drip Pans with Foil

It might seem like a great easy-to-clean idea, but lining your drip pans with foil can overheat the burner coil and increase the possibility of an electric shock.

Instead, regularly clean the drip pans or replace them.

  1. Lining the Bottom of the Oven with Foil

Aluminum foil can block airflow and interfere with the oven’s heating element. Instead, place a baking sheet underneath anything that can spill or bubble over. Continue reading

Why Does My Gas Stove Keep Sparking?

Why Does My Gas Stove Keep Sparking?A gas stove that continuously clicks or sparks, even after the burner is lit, is an annoying problem that might have an easy solution. Here’s how to trouble shoot.

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.  

The spark electrode igniter on a Gas Range Stove top

The spark electrode igniter or surface burner igniter can be seen clearly on this gas range stove top after the burner grate, burner cap and burner head have been removed.

 

Clean the Spark Electrode Igniter

The spark electrode igniter (also called the surface burner igniter) sits next to the burner head on top of the stove top. This part is covered by the burner cap and might also be obstructed by the burner head. When the knob is turned and the burner is engaged, it emits a spark of electricity in order to ignite the air and gas mixture flowing from the burner head in order to create a flame.

Grease, water from overflowing pots, or even an extra wet sponge used in cleaning the stove top area can lead to the spark electrode igniter getting wet, which Continue reading

Dark Oven? Replace the Light Bulb, Here’s How

Dark Oven? How to Replace an Oven Light Bulb

If the light bulb inside the oven has burned out, replacing it can be very easy with the right part. Find the light bulb for your oven, using your oven’s model number on our website. Only perform this repair on a completely cold oven to avoid the risk of being burned.

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.  

Open the oven door and look for the light bulb or the lens that covers the light bulb. Remove any Continue reading

Broken, Cracked or Missing Gas Stove Grate? How to Replace a Gas Range Stove Top Burner Grate

Broken, Cracked or Missing Gas Stove Grate? How to Replace a Gas Range Stove Top Burner GrateThe stove top burner grate provides a durable surface for cooking on the gas burner. When one of the grates is cracked, broken or missing, this can impact your ability to fully utilize your gas range.  Replacing a grate is as easy as lifting up the old grate and replacing it with your new O.E.M. grate from our parts website.

Be sure to only perform this replacement on a range or stove that is cold to avoid any risk of being burned.

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Gas Range Does Not Ignite – Fixing a Gas Burner That Won’t Light

Gas Range Does Not Ignite – Fixing a Gas Burner That Won’t Light If the burner on a gas range is not lighting, it could be caused by a dirty burner or a defect in one of the following parts below.

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.  

Clearing debris from a gas range burner's port holesClean the Burner

Try cleaning around the spark electrode to make sure that electricity can properly flow and ignite the gas from the burner. Make sure burner holes on the burner itself are not clogged. Use a metal pin to clean the ports of grease and debris from cooking and spills.

Allow the parts to dry completely before reassembling and trying to ignite the gas burners again.

Spark-Switch WB24X10143

Spark Ignition Switch

The spark ignition switch provides Continue reading

Why Does My Gas Stove Turn My Pots Black?

Why Does My Gas Stove Turn My Pots Black?Pots and pans used on a gas stove sometimes develop black marks on them. This sooting or staining can be caused by uneven heating, heat that is turned up too high, or even a dirty stove top. Here’s how to fix these problems and prevent future black marks on your cookware.

Uneven Heating

The proper surface burner flame should be 5/8 inches high with a well-defined blue flame. If a flame is a blue color with a yellow center, or a yellow flame, then this could indicate a problem with the air gas mixture.  Adjust the air shutter on the surface burner to obtain the correct size and color.  However, sealed burner cooktops cannot make any air adjustments.

If the stove was recently converted to liquid propane, then Continue reading

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