It is tempting to try to fix kitchen appliances on our own rather than to call professionals for appliance repair service. Unfortunately, it is dangerous to fix certain appliances that need professional service. Minor repairs may be safe but there are exceptions to the rule. It depends on the kind of appliances like stove, ovens, range, and refrigerators. This article will be covering the repair for range or ovens only.
If you are planning to make an oven or range repair personally you should check first the warranty of your appliance. An oven that has been tampered with or a warranty sticker that has been damaged will void the oven’s warranty as based on the warranty rules. Written warranties cover the labor and appliance part’s cost for defective workmanship and appliance parts for a year after the date of purchase.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
- Before performing service, shut off the gas supply by closing the gas shut-off valve and shut off electricity to this appliance.
- Keep appliance area clear and free from combustible material.
- For safety when cooking, set burner controls so the flame does not extend beyond the bottom of the pan.
- IMPORTANT: Do not install a ventilation system that blows air downward toward this gas cooking appliance. This type of ventilation system may cause ignition and combustion problems with this gas cooking appliance resulting in personal injury or unintended operation.
- Do not use aluminum foil to line any part of this appliance.
- Never use this appliance to warm or heat the room. Doing so may result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Be sure the oven cool air intake (above the door) and oven exhaust vent (below the door) are unobstructed at all times.
- Wear proper apparel. Loose-fitting or hanging garments should never be worn while using this appliance.
- Use extreme caution when moving a grease kettle or disposing of hot grease.
- Always use dry potholders when removing pans from this appliance. Wet or damp potholders can cause steam burns. Do not use a towel or bulky cloth in place of potholders.
- Clean only those parts listed in this guide.
- Exercise caution when opening the oven door. Let hot air or steam escape before looking or reaching into the oven.
- Position oven racks in the desired locations when the oven is cool. If a rack must be repositioned after the oven is already hot, be sure the pot holder does not contact a hot heating element in the oven.
Do not repair or replace any part of this appliance unless specifically recommended in the literature accompanying this appliance.
Do not obstruct the flow of air to ensure proper combustion and ventilation.
When using this appliance, do not touch grates, burner caps, burner bases, or any other parts in proximity to the flame. These components may be hot enough to cause burns.
Do not clean the oven gasket; rubbing or moving the gasket may compromise the door seal.
Do not leave children alone or unattended in the area where this appliance is in use.
Never allow children to sit or stand on the appliance.
Do not store items of interest to children above or at the back of this appliance, as they could climb on the appliance to reach items and be injured.
Do not use water on grease fires. Smother the flame or use a dry chemical or foam-type extinguisher.
Never leave this appliance unattended when in use. Boilovers and greasy spills may smoke or ignite.
Do not heat unopened food containers, such as baby food jars and cans. The pressure build-up may cause the container to burst and cause injury.
Do not store flammable materials near burners or let grease or other flammable substances accumulate on this appliance.
What To Do If You Smell Gas?
- Do not try to light any appliance.
- Do not touch any electrical switch.
- Do not use any phone in your building.
- Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas supplier’s instructions. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Range does not operate.
- Verify power is on.
- Verify electrical power to the range and home circuit
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Erratic flame, poor ignition, or no ignition.
- Verify burner caps are positioned properly.
- Clean the burner and igniter properly.
- If water spilled over recently, let the area dry completely. Use a hairdryer, if desired.
- If the burner cap secures to the burner head, verify it is tightly fastened.
- Push in the knob, then release. Verify the knob springs back.
Charbroiler clicks continually.
- Verify the knob is set fully at Hi.
Oven or griddle indicator light flashes.
- Turn the knob off, then back on. The flame was lost and the unit entered safety lock-out mode.
Contact Most Trusted Oven and Range Appliance Repair in Southwest Florida
If you find yourself having difficulty trying to fix or maintain your oven and range, or you don’t have the time and don’t want to risk the dangers and hazards for a simple oven with uncertainties involved, call the expert and professional in appliance repairs- Appliance Doctor Company.
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