Your kitchen, with its many appliances, is for sure the hub of your home. This part of the home is, for many, the heart of the house; When it is not fully functional, the effect impacts the whole family. That is why every day, we endeavor to take good care of it and keep every appliance and device within its walls working properly; a task that, unfortunately, does not always yield the most positive results. Among the appliances that help us to sustain the mental and physical health of our families, and one to which we should pay special attention is the oven or stove.
Stoves and ovens are some of these expensive kitchen appliances that we buy and hope that they will last us forever—a desire unattainable since there always comes a time when they start to lose their effectiveness. The loss of effectiveness of your stove and oven might be due to a broken part, the age of the appliance, or for the most modern appliances, a configuration problem. When a failure occurs on your oven, the best thing to do, obviously, is to contact a service professional specialized in oven repair services. However, for informational purposes, we will give you some troubleshooting tips that could help restore your stove when an issue arises.
How To Troubleshoot Your Stove
Examine the Gas Supply
When installing your stove and oven, technicians connect both the stove-top burners and the oven to the same gas supply. That must be the same configuration if you own gas kitchen appliances. With this simple configuration, it is easy to identify the source of the problem when your oven or stove won’t start.
When troubleshooting an oven or stove that won’t start, the first thing to do is to turn them on separately to see if both of them are having the same issue. In the situation where one works perfectly, but the other doesn’t, the problem lies in the device. On the other hand, if both appliances won’t start, you have to check the gas supply valve. If the gas supply valve is closed, open it and check if your appliances will start. If they don’t start even with an open gas valve, the issue you face must be quite a serious problem.
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Open The Service Cut off Valve.
A service cutoff valve is a little device situated at the back of your oven next to the pressure regulator of your oven. It cuts off the gas supply to the oven but not to the stove. If your oven doesn’t start, try to check if your appliance has a service cutoff valve. In case it has one, make sure that it is in the open position. Once done, turn your oven once more to see if the problem is fixed.
Unclog Your Stove’s Gas Feed.
Sometimes when trying to turn on your stove, you might notice blue sparks emerging from the device and a smell of gas flowing in the air without the burners actually igniting. This issue happens when gas has difficulty finding its way through the pipes to the burner. Most often, this is due to a clogged gas feed. To check if you are actually facing a clogged gas feed, try turning on all your burners; if some burners successfully ignite and others don’t, you might have a gas feed clog.
Gas feed clog is a result of dirt accumulation. Fixing such a problem requires that you disassemble the burner and clean the feed using a long thin object such as a toothpick or a paperclip.
Steps to Disassemble and Clean a Gas Stove Feed.
- Check that your burners and parts around it are cold
- Remove the grate and the burner cover.
- Remove or unscrew the burner of the stove (You will see a tiny hole in the back of the burner. That is the gas feed)
- Use a needle, toothpick, or any other small and long object to unclog it.
- Once done, mount the burner and check if it ignites properly.
If you are not confident enough to go through this cleaning procedure, call an expert to do it for you. It will take a trained expert half an hour to get it done. Our experts are at your disposal 24/7, 7 days a week. So feel free to call us.
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Fixing appliances is no child’s play. It requires training, experience, and a good set of professional tools to be done perfectly. At 5 Star Appliance Repair, our appliance repair technicians have all the requirements to perform excellent stove, oven, and range repairs. They work scrupulously on every task and leave only when they have checked and confirmed that your appliances are working perfectly.
You can have our experts at your home in the next hours if you call now. Our responsive customer service team will help you schedule an appointment and dispatch a technician to your home as soon as possible. So do not hesitate to call us at 855-731-4952. We pride ourselves on being the number one appliance repair shop in the country.