Stove Repair in Denver
A stove is an important appliance in the kitchen, as it is used to cook delicious healthy homemade food. From preparing breakfast meals to full-course delicious dinner meals, stove remains our beloved kitchen assistant. There are a lot of brands and models, but one thing they have in common is that they need to be maintained, and sometimes repaired.
If your stove won’t work properly, it can become very frustrating. Call Denver Appliance to schedule a service appointment and fix your stove as soon as possible.
Here are some of the most common problems with stoves:
- Gas stove burner won’t light
- Electric stove surface element is not working
- Oven temperature is incorrect
- Gas stove burner sparks all the time
- Pilot light goes out
- Electric stove won’t heat
Gas Stove Burner Won’t Light
If your gas burner won’t light, here are the most probable causes:
Malfunctioning spark ignition switch
When the electrical contacts inside a spark-ignition switch are closed, a current is allowed to travel to the spark module, which produces high voltage pulses to all of the electrodes. The pulses cause a spark to occur between the electrode and the grounded burner cap. The gas and air mixture at the burner head is ignited by the spark, which produces a flame. If one or more of the spark ignition switches are malfunctioning, voltage won’t reach the spark module and the burner won’t light.
Defective spark electrode
If a spark electrode is defective or worn out, it may not produce a spark or the spark may be too weak to ignite the gas. A defective electrode will make a clicking sound when the burner is turned on, but the burner will not light.
Faulty spark wire
This spark wire connects each spark electrode to the spark module. If the wire is faulty, the electrode may not receive the high voltage pulse necessary to create a spark.
Malfunctioning spark module
Since the spark module provides power to each surface burner spark electrode, a malfunctioning module could prevent a burner from lighting. If the ignition switches, electrodes, and spark wires are all working properly, the spark module should be replaced to solve the problem.
Electric Stove Surface Element Is Not Working
If the surface element is not working, here are
the most probable causes:
Burned out surface element
Electric stoves have two common styles of surface elements: a conventional coil and a smooth top radiant coil. Each element is controlled by its own switch. When the selector knob is turned to a heat setting, the switch allows voltage to travel to the element, closing the circuit and causing the element to heat. If the element does not heat, then it is likely that the component has burned out.
Damaged element receptacle
Over time, the context in the element receptacle can burn out, which will interrupt the voltage being sent to a conventional coil element. If the contacts are visibly burnt or damaged, the receptacle should be replaced with a new one.
Loose or burnt wire connection
A loose or burnt wire connection could also be responsible for the element not working. The element power supply wires will commonly burn out near the element and will appear visibly damaged.
Defective surface element switch
When the surface element reaches the designated temperature, the switch shuts off the voltage. This cycle repeats throughout the cooking process to maintain the proper temperature. A defective switch may prevent the element from working at all.
Incorrect Oven Temperature
If you suspect the temperature and your electric oven is incorrect,
here are the most probable causes:
Defective temperature control thermostat
On some models, the oven control is the switch, based with a thermostat and sensing bulb assembly. The thermostat monitors the oven temperature and will shut off the voltage to the bake element when the selected temperature is reached. This cycle repeats throughout the cooking process to maintain the proper temperature. If the oven temperature is off by more than 40° F once preheated, it is likely that the thermostat is defective or has lost its calibration, making it unable to assess the oven temperature and regulate the voltage accurately.
Faulty temperature sensor
Models that have an electronic control board instead of a thermostat will use a sensor to monitor the oven temperature. If the sensor is faulty, the voltage to the element may be shut off too early or not at all.
Malfunctioning oven control board
If the sensor shows accurate resistance when tested, the oven control board itself could be malfunctioning. While the board cannot be easily tested, you can inspect it for signs of burning or a shorted-out component.
Malfunctioning bake element
When you select the bake function, the oven control allows voltage to travel to the bake element, closing the circuit and causing the element to heat. A malfunctioning element could result in incorrect oven temperature. You can often determine that an element is defective by checking for any visible breaks or blistering.
Damaged convection fan motor
In a convection oven, a motor drives a fan to circulate air inside the oven cavity. If the fan motor is damaged, the temperature inside the oven will be inconsistent. If the fan blade is difficult to turn by hand, it is likely that the motor bearings are worn out.