When you have a malfunctioning gas stove, repair needs to completed as soon as possible. Safety is always a concern and, on a more practical level, microwave meals and takeout aren’t likely to satisfy a hungry family for long.
What can you do when your gas stove isn’t working properly? Do you need to call on a professional appliance repair technician, or can you try troubleshooting on your own?
The truth is, some issues require expert attention, while others need only a simple fix. Here, the Kimball Appliance Parts & Service team explains how to handle the most common gas stove repair problems.
There’s a Gas Odor When the Stove Isn’t in Use
If you notice a gas smell at a time when you aren’t using the stove, check to see if the pilot light is out. If so, ventilate your house and relight it – if you know how to do so safely. If not, turn off the gas supply and contact a professional stove repair technician.
The Surface Burner Won’t Light
When a surface burner fails to light, confirm that your gas stove is plugged in and receiving power. If it is, check the burner porthole for clogs. If you don’t have a clogged porthole or clearing it doesn’t restore the burner’s functionality, you likely have a defective ignition switch. In that case, you’ll need to call for professional repair.
The Oven Burner Won’t Light
For an oven burner that refuses to light, the solution might be as simple as checking the power cable or relighting the pilot light. Making sure the clock-timer is set correctly may also correct the issue. If the problem persists, the thermal cutoff or thermostat likely requires professional repair or replacement.
The Pilot Light Keeps Going Out
If the pilot light doesn’t seem to want to stay lit, cleaning the opening could be an easy solution. If that fails to resolve the problem, adjusting the flame might help. Otherwise, contacting a stove repair professional is the only course of action.
The Surface Burner Flame is Weak
When a burner flame appears weaker than usual, the porthole may be clogged. If clearing the clog doesn’t fix the issue, you can try adjusting the air shutter. If the flame still looks lackluster, turn the problem over to a professional gas stove repair technician.
The Surface Burner Flame is Noisy
A noisy flame usually means too much air or gas is getting to the burner. If you adjust the air shutter and the noise doesn’t go away, you’ll need to call a professional stove repair technician for help.
Are you in need of professional gas stove repair? For expert assistance in Utah or Colorado, turn to Kimball Appliance Parts & Service.
Our repair technicians have specialized training and extensive experience with all of the leading appliance brands, including Viking Range Corporation and Scotsman Ice Systems. And our expansive service centers, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, contain a vast selection of manufacturer-authorized replacement parts – which means the Kimball team can provide a fast fix for your appliance problems.
Kimball Appliance Parts & Service offers upfront pricing, competitive rates and exceptional customer care. To schedule professional gas stove repair, contact us today.