Electric ranges have become an essential kitchen appliance in many households, making cooking and baking easier and more efficient. However, like any other electrical appliance, electric ranges can experience issues and malfunctions that can be frustrating. Fortunately, many of these issues can be resolved with simple troubleshooting techniques. In this article, we’ll explore some common electric range issues and provide troubleshooting tips to help you get your range back up and running.
Range Burners Not Heating Up
If you turn on the burner on your electric range and it doesn’t heat up, there could be several reasons for this problem. The first thing to check is whether the burner is properly connected to the stove. If it’s not, you can reconnect it and try again. If the burner is connected properly and still not heating up, then the issue could be with the heating element or the receptacle block. In this case, you should unplug the range from the power source and use a multimeter to check for continuity in the heating element and receptacle block. If there’s no continuity, then you may need to replace one or both of these components.
Oven Not Heating Up
If the oven on your electric range is not heating up, there could be several reasons for this issue. The first thing to check is whether the oven is properly plugged in and receiving power. If it is, then you should check the bake element and broil element to see if they are working properly. You can do this by using a multimeter to check for continuity in each element. If there’s no continuity, then you may need to replace one or both of these components. Another common cause of an oven not heating up is a faulty thermostat.
Burner Not Adjusting Heat
If you turn on a burner on your electric range and it’s not adjusting heat properly, then there could be a problem with the burner switch or the infinite switch. You can test the burner switch using a multimeter to see if it’s working properly. If it is not the issue, then you may need to replace the infinite switch, which is responsible for regulating the heat on the burner.
Oven Temperature Not Accurate
If you notice that your electric range oven temperature is not accurate, it could be due to a faulty thermostat or a malfunctioning temperature sensor. You can test the thermostat with a multimeter to see if it’s functioning properly. If the thermostat is fine, then you should check the temperature sensor, which is usually located at the back of the oven. You can test the temperature sensor using a multimeter to check for continuity. If the sensor is not functioning properly, then you may need to replace it.
Self-Cleaning Cycle Not Working
If your electric range has a self-cleaning feature, but it’s not working, there could be several reasons for this issue. The first thing to check is whether the door is properly locked during the self-cleaning cycle. If the door is not properly locked, the cycle will not begin. You should also check whether the temperature sensor and door switch are working properly, as these components are critical for the self-cleaning cycle to function.
Electric ranges are essential appliances in many households, and when they stop working properly, it can be frustrating. However, many of the common issues with electric ranges can be resolved with simple troubleshooting techniques. If you’re not comfortable performing these troubleshooting steps yourself, it’s always best to contact a qualified technician to diagnose and fix the issue. With a little bit of know-how and some patience, you can get your electric range back up and running in no time.
–First Choice Appliance team