Did you know the average American spends 37 minutes a day in the kitchen?
People spend a good amount of time prepping and cooking food every day, but what happens when their stove lets them down?
If your stove won’t turn on, it can be frustrating but sometimes easily fixable. Read on to learn about the most common problems with stoves.
1. Oven Won’t Heat
If you put cake batter in the oven and your delicious creation won’t bake, there’s clearly something wrong with the oven. When the oven doesn’t heat up, a faulty igniter is to blame.
However, if the burners and the oven don’t turn on, you want to have a professional check the gas line. You might be able to fix the igniter yourself.
Most igniters are hidden inside the oven underneath the broiler of the storage drawer. If your igniter is well hidden, you should call an expert to repair the stove.
2. Oven Door Won’t Shut
For your safety, you need to ensure the oven door always closes. If your oven door is not closing properly, it’s not safe for anyone.
To make repairs to the door, start by unplugging it and turning off the gas line. Then you need to look out for broken hinges or springs.
3. Gas Burner Doesn’t Light
Gas stoves have a built-in light that ignites the stove. You will be able to still light your stove using a match, but that will be an inconvenience.
If only one of the burners doesn’t light, you can troubleshoot the problem. However, if none of the burners light up, the problem might be with the electrical system.
To troubleshoot the issue, start by lifting the burner grate, cap and burner base. Clea all of the leftover food and debris using compressed air or a brush. You can also make sure there are no loose cables.
Performing these steps usually does the trick.
4. Range Burner Doesn’t Heat
Electric stoves also present a problem from time to time. If the electric range burners don’t heat up, it might be time to replace them. However, there are also steps you can take to troubleshoot.
Start by removing the faulty burner and placing another burner in that spot. If the non-faulty burner starts heating up in the new slot, then you need to replace the burner.
However, when the burner doesn’t heat up, the problem might be the socket or the infinite switch. Sometimes the sockets get burned out and need replacing.
5. Interior Light Won’t Turn On
If the oven light won’t turn on, you need to replace the light bulb. The door is usually on the side of the oven. Make sure you unplug the stove before replacing it.
Your Stove Won’t Turn On: This Is How You Fix it
Now that you know some of the possible reasons why your stove won’t turn on, it’s time to troubleshoot the issue.
Sometimes you can make the repair yourself or you can call an expert.
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