Trying to make dinner and your electric stove is preventing you from feeding the family? Luckily, if you take the necessary precautions when trying to troubleshoot, maintain or repair an electric stove, you’ll be able to diagnose some of the issues. Here’s an overview of some of the most common electric stove issues:
Your electric stove won’t start
If you can’t turn your electric stove on, chances are the unit is not getting enough electricity. Making sure it’s properly plugged in, is your first step, and if it is, you may have a defective outlet. Other common causes may be a blown fuse, tripped circuit breaker, or severed cable.
The coils don’t heat up
Compared to when your stove does not turn on, you probably have a completely different issue if some coils or the lights on your stove are functioning well. If your internal ignition switch is not faulty, then it’s possible the coil isn’t correctly plugged in, or may have a loose connection. However, something could be stuck sandwiched between the coil element and the stove. If you are using the burner for the first time, the element used might not be the right one.
If the problem isn’t caused by any of the above, then the burner could have been damaged, which is possible even if you cannot find any visible signs of damage. You could have broken the burner if you dropped a heavy object on it or allowed it to come into contact with something cold while it was hot. Regardless of the cause, calling a professional is the best course of action.
Your electric stove produces sparks when turned on
Additional temperatures or weight can damage the element itself, causing dangerous sparks. On the other hand, it’s possible that your electric stove has unfastened wire connections. The problem is either directly related to the coil or triggered by turning the element on.
The indicator light won’t turn on
If you don’t have a defective control switch, then the small lights that show when your burners are still hot or turned on probably have a burned-out bulb. You should let a qualified Ortega’s technician handle the replacement.
You cannot adjust a burner’s temperature
If one of your burners gets too hot and does not change temperature, a faulty internal ignition switch is the most likely cause. As inconveniencing and frustrating as it might be, you need to turn the stove off and call a professional technician.
The coils move around whenever you place something on them
You will experience this issue if the tray underneath the coils isn’t the right fit. Aside from ensuring food doesn’t leak into the stove, trays help to protect the coils.
If you need an electric stove repair in Albuquerque or Santa Fe, contact Ortega’s Appliance at (505) 884-9177 for professional and affordable services.
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