Category Archives: Oven, Stove and Range Repair and Parts

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.

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Spark Ignition Switch

The spark ignition switch provides Continue reading

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Preventing Oven Door Explosions

preventing-oven-door-explosionsImagine the shock you would feel if your oven door suddenly exploded in your kitchen. That’s what happened to Johnsie Mason of on Wadmalaw Island, S.C.

According to her story on WCBD, “Mason just finished cooking a pizza in her oven and decided to run a self-cleaning cycle. Sometime between the end of the self-cleaning cycle and the cool down, the oven door glass exploded leaving glass across her kitchen.”

An appliance repair person interviewed in the story said the glass shattering was probably due to Continue reading

Oven Hot but Turned Off – How to Fix

Oven Hot but Turned Off – How to FixAn oven that is hot or still heating even when turned off can be a scary, confusing problem. However, there are a few parts that may have become faulty and could be causing this problem. With a little know-how, you can fix a Frigidaire, GE, Maytag, Kenmore or Whirlpool oven that is not cooling down even when the oven is turned off, yourself. Here are some parts that could be causing this problem.  Replacing one or more of these parts could solve the problem of an oven staying hot, even when it is turned off.

First, disconnect any power going to range or oven either by flipping the breaker that supplies power to the oven or unplugging the appliance. Wait until the oven is completely cool before attempting any repairs.

Temperature Sensor

Samsung Oven Temperature Sensor

Samsung Oven Temperature Sensor – This range oven temperature sensor measures the oven temperature.

Most modern ranges that have an electronic control will use a temperature sensor inside the oven to monitor the temperature. If the sensor Continue reading

Easy Oven Cleaning Tip

 

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Clean your oven by placing a bowl of non-sudsy ammonia on a cookie sheet and leaving it in a cold oven overnight. The fumes from the ammonia will help soften up any baked-on gunk or spills.

Be sure to open a window and step back while opening your oven door to avoid the fumes from the ammonia. Use a non-abrasive damp sponge to clean the inside of your oven.

Buy a new oven? Why you should do a “burn in”

7971009_mlCongratulations on your new oven purchase. Now you need to turn the oven on with nothing in it. Why? To burn away the oily, burning smell and smoke that sometimes is produced when using your new oven the first time. Continue reading

Why does my electric stove burner no longer work?

electric stove burner coil

Find the electric stove burner coil for your stove by using your model number.

If the surface burner element on your electric stove is no longer heating, you can replace it. But first, be sure that it is in fact the burner element that is faulty and not some other part.

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.  

One simple test – switch the element out with another that you know works (make sure it is the same size). If that element heats up, then your other element might be faulty. Use a multimeter to test the element to be sure.

Next, check the end contacts.  Are they blacked or burnt? You can try

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How to clean or replace a range hood grease filter

Whirlpool range hood filter

Whirlpool Range Hood Filter. Also used on these Brands: Admiral, Amana, Caloric, Crosley, Hardwick, Jenn Air, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid, Magic Chef, Maytag, Modern Maid, Norge, Roper, Sears, Speed Queen.

When’s the last time you looked under your range hood? If it’s been a while, that probably means your range hood filter needs a good cleaning.

Depending on your filter type, you can either clean and re-use your range hood filter or replace it. If you have a charcoal range hood filter, then you will need to buy a new one. Most experts recommend you replace your range hood filter every six months. For charcoal-based grease filters, after a while, the Continue reading

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