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Problems that commonly affect stoves and oven

Your stove and oven consist of a number of basic and more complex parts. When something goes wrong, it can be difficult to figure out the root cause. The good news is that appliance repair professionals have the training and experience necessary for diagnosing even the most complicated problems. If you are experiencing a problem with your oven or stove, one of the following could be to blame.


Oven door not closing

If your oven door fails to close properly, this will allow heat to escape and this means that the temperature inside the oven will not remain consistent. This will affect the efficiency of your oven as well as the quality of the meals you prepare. There might just be a loose screw or two or something like a seal that needs to be replaced. Usually, this kind of problem is easy to repair.


Oven temperature regulation

Temperature regulation is essential when roasting or baking. If your oven does not maintain the set temperature, your food could end up over or under cooked. This could be due to a faulty thermostat and it’s best to have a professional diagnose the problem and perform repairs.


Poorly cooked meals in your oven

Under cooked meals could be due to a faulty element. Like the thermostat, this part should be checked and replaced by a professional only.


Electric stove temperature adjustments

If you cannot regulate the temperature of your stove, it can make it extremely difficult to cook. Your stove might not be hot enough or it could get too hot. Either way, cooking will not be a dream and could result in a culinary disaster. The cause of this problem could be the infinite switch connected to the dial. Again, this is a job best left to the professionals.


Electric stove not getting hot

If your stove is not getting hot at all, you should test each of the burners to help determine the cause. For the most part, it is usually the coils of the burner that become damaged. Other electric problems like power surges can also damage appliances like your stove but a trained repair technician will be able to diagnose the problem without delay.


Gas stove fails to ignite

Gas stoves rely on a spark to ignite each burner. If your stove does not ignite, check that there is a flow of gas. If you test for a supply of gas, you need not hold the knob open for long. Simply turn and listen. If there is no gas, you will NOT hear a wind-like sound. If there are no gas issues, it could be the ignition switch that is to blame. When it comes to gas appliances, an expert should be called out since there is a real risk to attempting repairs yourself.

These are just some of the most common problems that you might encounter. Both gas and electric stoves and ovens need repairs from time to time. Keeping your appliances in good condition will help extend their life and professional repairs mean that you will get that much more use out of them. If you notice any problems with your stove or oven, contact Express Appliance Repair right away at (613) 454-5355. Our expert team offers same-day service throughout Ottawa for your convenience.