Whether you own an electric or gas cooktop from GE, you already know that your GE Profile cooktop is a mean, meal-preparing machine!
Boasting high-performance heat, all sorts of extra features, and that designer style, GE cooktops are truly some of the best on the market.
However, these powerful kitchen appliances are still prone to occasional breakdowns caused by everyday wear and tear.
That’s why we thought it’d be a good idea to put together the following quick guide on how to fix a GE Profile cooktop, and when to call in a professional appliance repair technician.
Although your GE Profile is a very durable appliance, we get calls every day to repair a few common problems, such as a cooktop that doesn’t turn on or a single element that won’t heat up.
When you’re dealing with a cooktop that won’t turn on, it might seem obvious, but it’s most often caused by a tripped breaker, blown fuse, or a power cord that’s been knocked loose from the power outlet.
Therefore, before proceeding with troubleshooting, start by checking that the unit is, in fact, properly plugged in and that the power is turned on at the outlet’s circuit breaker, which can be found on your home’s main electrical panel.
Depending on the model of your GE cooktop, the unit itself may also have a fuse or breaker that can be reset.
Refer to your owner’s manuals if you’re unable to locate this yourself.
When you have a single element that won’t heat up, it’s most often caused by a faulty element or a wiring issue, but wiring issues are much less common.
If you have a conventional cooktop with burner coils, you can try swapping the faulty burner out with one that functions. If the swapped burner works, you can be sure that the faulty burner simply needs to be replaced.
On the other hand, diagnosing and replacing the elements of a flat, glass top cooktop is a bit more complicated and should never be attempted on your own unless you’re sure of what you’re doing.
If not, don’t hesitate to give the experts at Denver Appliance Pros a call for fast, efficient and affordable appliance help near you!
Because they can offer faster heat, as well as more control over your heat, many home and professional chefs prefer the cooking power of a gas GE cooktop rather than an electric cooktop.
With that being said, gas cooktops have a unique set of common problems, such as a faulty ignitor that won’t light your burners, broken knobs, or weak, uneven flames.
If the ignitor won’t spark, it’s either because the cooktop has no power, or because the ignitor itself has become faulty.
So start by first checking your power to make sure that the unit is plugged in and turned on.
Then, try turning one of your gas burners on. You should be able to hear and see the ignitor clicking and producing a small spark.
If the power is on, and you’re only dealing with a single burner that won’t light, it’s a good indication that the ignitor itself has become faulty and will need to be replaced.
However, if none of your burners or ignitors are working properly, you might have a more serious issue with your appliance.
When the ignitor is getting power, but you’re having trouble getting your burners to ignite and you hear the module clicking repeatedly, it’s most often caused by a misaligned burner cap.
When the burner cap is out of place, it can sometimes impede the flow of gas, preventing the ignitor from lighting the gas when you try to turn a burner on.
To resolve this, first make sure that your burner grates are cool. Remove the grate to access the burner cap. Remove the burner cap and replace it so that it is properly positioned. Then, replace the burner grate and try to light your burner.
At the same time, you’ll also want to make sure that the burner caps are clean and that there’s nothing blocking any of the gas ports.
Food, oil and grease residue can often build up on your burner caps, which can cause the ignitor to click repeatedly, or you might end up with a weak, uneven flame.
Every time you use your cooktop, you use the controls, which means that these components get a lot of everyday wear and tear. In other words, it’s very common for your unit’s controls, buttons, and knobs to wear out and need replacement.
Most commonly, you’ll have a knob shaft that breaks, which will prevent you from being able to turn on or ignite your burners.
When dealing with gas appliances, however, replacing broken knob shafts or valves should only be done by a trained appliance professional.
Additionally, it’s also common for the knobs themselves to crack or break. This is, fortunately a quick, easy and affordable repair that you can likely perform on your own.
Just make sure to purchase the correct replacement parts for your specific make and model of GE cooktop.
Here at Denver Appliance Pros, we know that you’ve paid good money for your GE home or commercial appliances.
That’s why we’re committed to doing everything in our power to provide you with prompt, efficient, and reliable appliance repairs that you can trust, always at the best prices in town!
Don’t trust your appliance repairs to just any home handyman!
Contact Denver Appliances Pros today for GE cooktop or other appliance repairs near you!