For decades, Frigidaire has been one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality home appliances such as ovens, cooktops, ranges, and more.
However, just because Frigidaire is a reputable brand name and their products deliver high-quality performance, that doesn’t mean that your Frigidaire oven or range is immune to occasional breakdowns.
Below, we’ll go over some of the most common problems we see with Frigidaire ranges, as well as how you can troubleshoot the issue.
But before attempting any repairs to your range, it’s crucial to unplug the unit from the outlet or turn off the power at your home’s main electrical panel.
Not only does this prevent damage to your unit during repairs, but it will also prevent injury from electric shock.
When your range was working yesterday, but all of a sudden, it no longer seems to work, you’re most often dealing with a simple power source issue.
In some cases, the unit may have become unplugged accidentally, or the circuit breaker may have been tripped.
Either way, the first step is to check the outlet to make sure that the unit is properly plugged, and then proceed to check your home’s breaker panel to make sure that the outlet does, in fact, have power.
If your breaker has been tripped, it may be due to a faulty component or a short circuit somewhere in the unit itself.
When your range is working, but you seem to have a tiny, weak flame, it’s most often due to an issue with your gas flow.
In some cases, the burner element may have become clogged or dirty due to grease or a buildup of food particles. Therefore, especially if it’s been a while, start by making sure the burner is cleaned, and nothing is blocking the holes where the gas flows through.
Using rubbing alcohol or any other oven-safe cleaner should remove any dirt or debris and then recheck to see if the issue is resolved.
If not, you may be experiencing a reduced gas flow due to a clogged gas supply line.
Never attempt to repair or diagnose your home’s gas lines on your own. Instead, we strongly recommend that you contact a certified gas fitter or appliance technician to help you diagnose and resolve the issue.
At the same time, if you suspect you have a gas leak, turn off the gas and contact a professional immediately.
When your range has power, gas but still doesn’t seem to want to light up, it’s most often caused by a faulty ignitor module.
Although inconvenient, this is a prevalent issue, which can usually be repaired on your own.
When you turn your burner on, you should be able to see and hear a small spark. If not, it’s most likely because the spark electrode has worn out.
In this case, you’ll need to replace the ignitor, which is a relatively simple and affordable repair.
Just make sure that you find the correct replacement parts for your specific make and model range.
Alternatively, they may also run into issues where their range’s heating elements aren’t working for those with electric ranges. Once again, a worn-out or defective heating element is pervasive, especially with older appliances.
And the good news is that replacing a faulty element is about as simple as changing a lightbulb.
But first, you’ll need to determine whether or not it is, in fact, the element that has become faulty.
For this, you can try removing the element that isn’t working and replacing it with another one of your range’s burner elements that you know is working. If the swapped element works, then you can be sure that you’re simply dealing with a faulty element that will need to be replaced.
On the other hand, if you’re dealing with a glass top range, diagnosing and repairing faulty elements isn’t quite as simple. Therefore, if you need a hand doing so or need a few helpful pointers, don’t hesitate to contact us.
When your oven’s door doesn’t close properly, it can prevent the self-cleaning feature from working, as well as causing longer-than-necessary cooking times since much of your oven’s heat will be escaping.
Typically, an oven door that won’t close is caused by either blocking the door itself or its hinges from functioning properly.
To diagnose this, inspect your oven’s door for any signs of damage or defective parts.
You may notice that a hinge has broken in some cases, which means that it will need to be replaced. Alternately, if the door itself has become warped, dented, or broken in any way, it may also need to be replaced.
Whether you’re dealing with a malfunctioning range or oven, we know how frustrating it can be.
That’s why we’re happy to announce that our technicians are available at a moment’s notice to come out and help you diagnose or repair your home appliances.
Got a problem, question or concern about your Frigidaire appliance? Don’t hesitate to contact us today!