Quick Fixes For Common Oven Range Problems

Quick Fixes For Common Oven Range Problems

Quick fixes and tips for repairing common gas or electric oven / range problems.

Problem: The gas range surface burner doesn’t light
Cause:

Pilot light is out or gas isn’t on

Solution:

Follow the instructions for relighting the pilot
on your particular range

Problem: The pilot light doesn’t remain lit
Cause:

Pilot port is clogged

Range is in a drafty place

Solution:

Use a small wire to clean the port

Try to prevent drafts near the range

Problem: The electric range is not working at all
Cause:

No power is reaching the range

Solution:

Check the fuse box / circuit breaker. ┬áIf you don’t find a problem, call a professional electrician.

Problem: The electric range has a top element that doesn’t heat
Cause:

Defective element, wiring, terminal block or switch

Solution:

Check each part for continuity and replace it if necessary