Gas stoves have a cooking performance that is significantly better than that of traditional stoves. Relatively modern gas stoves also have few electrical parts that can fail but are also easy to have replaced.
Identifying your stove type
When looking to repair your stove, there are three main gas stoves you should know about these are; standing pilot, standard electric igniter, and sealed burner. Each type is lit with a small flame that ensures you will be able to cook even and delicious meals!
Common problems with Gas stoves:
Burner doesn’t light up
This is typically the most common problem with gas stoves, and it is usually caused by leftover gunk in the igniter or clogging a standing pilot. This can also be the cause of a failed igniter switch. The first step is to clean the igniter or pilot and when you are done check to make sure it is working again.
Pilot light goes out
If the flame of your burner keeps going out, try cleaning out the pilot light opening. If this doesn’t work, try adjusting the flame of the pilot light itself.
Weak burner flame
If the burner flame on top of the oven appears to be less impressive than it normally is, the problem could be a clogged burner flame opening. If this happens, adjust the air shutter to see if the problem is air or not. If you suspect that there is not enough gas for your stove to light you should call a professional.
Smelling gas at any time is not good, but especially awful in your own home. If you begin to smell gas in your home it is time to ventilate the house by opening the windows and then you can try re-lighting the pilot light. If the gas can be detected and the flame is lit it could indicate one of the burners is not shut off properly. Be sure to check your burners frequently to ensure they are off when you are finished with them. If you have trouble gas is not something to play around with especially inside of your home, so we suggest you call a repair technician if you run into this problem.
Noisy surface burner flame
A noisy flame on a gas stove indicates that too much air or too much gas is getting into the burner. This is not a good sign! Quickly adjust the shutter to see if air is indeed the problem. It is in your best interest at this point to call a professional to help you as dealing with gas can be extremely dangerous.
If you are a homeowner in Spruce Grove or surrounding areas, and you are having trouble with your gas stove, don’t hesitate to call us at 1 888 661 3305 or click here for instant assistance, gas stove malfunctions can be really bad!