Photo by Taylor Grote on Unsplash

Photo by Taylor Grote on Unsplash

The kitchen is the heartbeat of your home. It houses some of the most important appliances in your home, such as your stove and oven. In order to cook and prepare food throughout the day, you need a working stove and oven. When one or both of these are not working it disrupts the steady of your daily routine. While the idea of fixing a broken appliance on your own seems impossible, it is actually quite simple to make most repairs on your own and without spending any money. Instead of getting frustrated with your broken oven or stove, chances are good that the problem with these appliances can be easily fixed with some minor adjustments or easy to locate parts.


The Appliance Won’t Start


The first step to fixing a broken appliance is not to panic. For example, if find that your stove or your oven won’t turn on, the best thing to do is think rationally. It’s likely that an integral part to turning on the appliances is not working. Examples of these key parts for starting your oven or stove are the infinite switch, surface element, bake and broil element, or oven burner igniter. Additionally, it’s possible that a fuse has come dislodged. If this is the case, check to see if it needs to be rewired or reconnected. Thankfully, a blown fuse is easily replaced. However, when it comes to replacing parts you always want to verify that you have the correct part to replace it.


There’s No Heat for Baking or Cooking


Obviously, it’s impossible to cook anything without heat. If discover that no heat is emanating from one of these appliances, it could be due to the bake element or the oven sensor. You’ll want to make sure that these parts are functioning correctly. Another part to check is the thermostat. Adjusting the thermostat is simple enough. Just make sure that the heat is actually turned up enough where it can heat the entirety of the stove or the oven. Lastly, the electronic control board could be the cause of this issue. If so, you’ll need to either replaced it or check the voltage to see if it is powerful enough to work.


Other Potential Issues


When it comes to repairing your oven or your stove here are some other common issues that most consumers face. They include the cooktop element not heating up, the stove or oven timer not advancing or moving correctly, and the gas igniter glowing but not lighting up. First, in order to get the cooktop element to heat, you need to check on oven parts such as the surface burner element, the burner switch, and the terminal block. Next, to fix issues with your timer, you’ll to look at your control board. By fixing your control board, you should be able to get your timer working again. Last of all, if the gas igniter is only glowing but not lighting up, don’t worry you can fix this. Check the status of your surface igniter, safety valve, and the temperature sensor. It’s also likely that the electronic controls need to be re-wired.


Oven and stove problems are pretty easy to fix. You just need to perform proper maintenance on the different parts of these appliances to make sure that they are in good working order. Compared to other appliances, it’s very easy to replace broken or damaged parts without spending too much money and you can also install them quite easily. At Doc’s Appliance Service, we offer advice for the DIYer. Come by or call us at 800-726-7130, to verify that we have the parts you need.