Oven & Stove Repairs in Sydney

Common Oven Problems: Probably the most widely used appliance in the kitchen is the oven. It can also be frustrating if these appliance breaks down. Below are the most common problems that you could encounter when owning these kitchen appliances.

Heating Issues: In case you have encountered heating issues with your stove, oven, or range, you need to check the electronic board, temperature sensor, control thermostat, oven element, or safety switch. You will need to inspect all these to find out the cause of the problem. It’s possible that there is no supply voltage to the appliance, so you’ll need to check whether the oven circuit is causing the problem. This task will require you to check live voltage which should only be done by certified professionals.

Fails to Start: There are several reasons why your oven won’t start. One of the reasons is that the oven element could be malfunctioning. Another one is the machine’s internal fuse has burnt out. The device has shorted in case of a blown fuse. Here are the other causes:

  • Oven element is faulty
  • Temperature sensor
  • Surface burner element
  • Infinite switch
  • Electronic control board
  • Safety valve
  • Oven burner igniter
  • The Element Does Not Heat

There could be issues in the surface burner’s receptacle, switch, or terminal block. Any of these could be the reason why the element is not heating up. There are several wires in the surface burner that are responsible of producing the heat. You will need to use a multimeter to check these wires and check the readings accurately. This task will require a live voltage test and is not recommended to be done without proper training.

Time Clock Issue: A faulty control board is the culprit if the timer is not advancing. Most of today’s ovens control the functions via an electronic board. You can also determine the problem with the error codes displayed.
If you can see any error code being displayed, then you need to check the element’s power. You might need to do a live voltage check in cases where there is not power.

Too Hot: Problems with very high temperatures could be caused by faulty oven control thermostat and temperature sensor. The oven’s temperature is monitored by the temperature sensor. The sensor then signals and makes the decision whether to turn the element on or off depending on the temperature. The sensor won’t be able to control the temperature if it’s not working properly, making the oven too hot. The sensor’s condition can be checked using a multimeter.

Does Not Program: If your oven is not properly programmed, then you need to check the electronic control board or membrane switch’s condition. The keypad or the membrane switch can be found on the control board. There are some models that have a separate switch. A replacement is needed in case the keypad is broken.

Hotplates, Cooktops and Stoves: Hot plates stoves and cooktops are very handy for heating up a pot or skillet of food. This guide on hot plate repair tells how a hot plate works, what often goes wrong, how to identify a hot plate problem.

How Does a Hot Plate Work? A hot plate is a small electric appliance for cooking in a small space. The main parts of a hot plate are the heating elements and the thermostats which are the devices that regulate the heat. Some hot plates have a calibrated thermostat while others simply have an on-off switch.

What Can Go Wrong with a Hot Plate? A burned-out heating element is one of the most common problems with hot plates. Over time, your electric coil burners will become worn out, especially if you frequently use your cooktop. Common signs of damage include blisters, bubbles, or cracks on the elements. Unfortunately, there is no way for these elements to be repaired. Instead, you will need to invest in new electric elements for your cooktop. Be sure to purchase elements that are the proper size for your unit, as loose elements can result in a host of cooking issues and safety hazards. The electrical cord or the thermostat may also be faulty. Internal wiring can be damaged. Contacts may have become fused.

How Can I Identify a Hot Plate Problem?

  • If the hot plate doesn’t heat, make sure power is on at the outlet and test the electrical cord. You may need to examine internal wiring for damage or wear and replace any wiring or connections that look burned or otherwise faulty. Test the thermostat and the thermal fuse (if the appliance has one) and replace as necessary. Test the heating element and replace it if it is faulty.
  • If the hot plate is not level or tips when used, check for damaged feet and repair or replace as needed. If the unit includes a levelling leg, adjust it with a screwdriver.
  • If the hot plate doesn’t shut off or heats whenever it’s plugged in, inspect the thermostat contacts and repair or replace the thermostat.

As you can see above, Ovens, Stoves and Hot Plates have a lot of intricate systems involved with them to ensure they operate properly and safely. It is never advised that an unqualified person attempts to repair your appliance without the proper tools and understanding on how these appliances work. If you do not know what you are doing, you could cause further damage to the equipment and risk electrocution from any of the conductive parts within the unit. Drew and His team are Positive Vibes Electrical Services specialise in repairing your existing equipment and save you from having to perform risky inspections and possibly having to replace your expensive equipment.

If you have an oven, stove or cooktop that is having issues or not heating, call Drew at Positive Vibes Electrical Services for appointment today. 

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