Troubleshooting simple stove problems

A-1 Active Appliance Repair in Cambridge is a professional appliance repair company, specializing in all major brands, including Whirlpool, Frigidaire and Sub-Zero. Their factory-trained technicians are experts when it comes to troubleshooting problems with home appliances. Here are a few tips they suggest you can use to troubleshoot problems with your stove.

For example, you’re about to cook dinner and find nothing is working on your stove. The first thing you should do is to check for a flipped breaker or blown fuse. Electrical surges inside your home can cause breakers and fuses to do what they were designed to do: protect your appliances. Checking the breaker box is a first step. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you’ll need to check your power cord to ensure it’s free from damage and plugged securely into the wall. The rubber on older power cords can often deteriorate, meaning you may simply need an A-1 Active Appliance Repair technician to replace your cord.

Problems with your stove’s burner are quite common. This usually means a burner fails to produce enough heat, or there’s no heat at all. In most cases, this can be traced to a defective element or a loose connection. Turn the burner off or, better yet, unplug your stove, and then try to adjust the position of your burner element. Look for any indication the burner is not connecting properly. One way to determine that is to compare the way the malfunctioning burner fits compared to one that is working properly. Once you have adjusted the burner, try turning it on again to see if the problem has been fixed. If it still doesn’t work, you may want to connect the malfunctioning burner into another connection. If it heats up, your problem is with the connection. If it doesn’t, you have a faulty burner element. You can simply buy a new one and fix the problem yourself.

For more significant problems with your stove or any other appliance, call the experts. A-1 Active Appliance Repair has 25 years of experience in appliance repairs. Trust them for round-the-clock service, seven days a week. For service in Cambridge, Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding areas, call 519-267-4053.