If you’re a home cook, you’ve no doubt had problems with your stove or oven before. And, thanks to Murphy’s Law, probably at the least convenient time. It’s a pain because there isn’t much that you can do to fix these kinds of issues yourself.
Unless you’re a licensed electrician, this is something that you don’t want to mess with. You could cause some real damage to the appliance, or possibly cause a fire if your oven repair goes wrong.
Luckily, if you live in Elk Grove, you don’t have to take the chance. Our team is standing by to get your cooktop, range, or oven back into fighting shape fast. Just get in touch – our experienced team members have worked on a wide variety of different makes and models.
We’ll get you back in the kitchen again in no time.
When You Should Give Us a Call
We don’t recommend repairing these appliances on your own. Clean them, sure, but leave the electrical work to our team. It’s safer that way. And in the following instances, you need professional help:
There’s No Heat Generated
Are the lights on but no preheating taking place? Then you’ve got power going through, but a problem with the element or sensor. If no lights are coming on, make sure it’s not due to a power outage or your electrical board tripping.
If switching the stove on causes the lights to trip, switch it off, and call us as soon as possible. Don’t use it again until it’s been repaired.
It Heats Up, But Not as High as it Should
Every oven is slightly different. Getting the space to heat completely and evenly is very difficult. That’s why it’s essential to experiment while you’re cooking so that you can find the best spots to put your food.
The issue that we’re referring to here is when the temperature starts to rise, but never quite hits the desired mark. Say, for example, that you’ve had cookies in at 350°F for half an hour and they’re still pretty raw—that’s a good indication that your oven is not working properly.
This could be an issue with the element, sensor, or the thermostat, and it needs to be addressed. It’s a sure sign that the appliance is going to stop working completely, soon.
The Door Won’t Shut
It’s surprising how easy it can be to pull those doors out of alignment. If this results in only a small gap, you can still use the appliance. That said, it’s not going to be nearly as effective as it should. It will have a constant inflow of cool air, disrupting the temperature inside.
It’s like having the air conditioner on and leaving your windows open. The air conditioner can’t do its job effectively and has to work a lot harder. So, while this may not sound like a serious issue, it’s one that needs to be addressed.
Contact Us Today and Enjoy Using Your Kitchen Again
We’ve gone through some of the more common issues that we’re called in to fix. As with any other major appliance, though, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Fortunately, most fixes are quick and easy when you know what to look for.
Give us a call, or hit the contact button below to set up your consultation. We’ll come out and take a look at your oven and then advise you on the best course of action.