Common Gas Range or Oven Problems

Surface Burner doesn’t light

Cause: Potential igniter switches or grease blockage

This is a very common problem when burner won’t light up, and you forced to use manual lighter. This could be due to grease blocking orifice or gas ports / holes, also could be due to bad ground. In some cases corrosion and rust will provide a bad connection.

  1. Check if your gas stove has power, flip the breaker on and off couple times. Then check if igniter is clicking and you visually can see the spark.
  2. If you don’t smell gas leak, you can attempt to clean burner and igniter yourself. However we strongly recommend leaving it to the professionals like us.
  3. If you want to make an appointment, then note which burner is not working and write down the model number of your gas stove before calling or booking a Service Call.

Oven Bake or Broiler doesn’t light

Cause: glow bar igniter or spark module or safety gas valve

This is another common problem of a gas oven when bake or broil won’t light up. This one could be had to troubleshoot yourself. There a multiple reasons why it’s not working.

  1. Check which element is not working, bake or broil.
  2. Take a note if you have a glow bar that gets hot, it will glow red.
  3. Note if you can hear or smell gas supply to your oven.
  4. Note if you have pilot light igniter, is it on or off when you try to turn bake/broil.
  5. Write down the model number of your gas stove and call us for the appointment.

Gas Leak

Cause: Safety gas valve

When you can smell the gas odour which can be compared with rotten eggs, then it’s a serious safety concern. Do not attempt to repair any gas leaks yourself unless if you have proper training and designation.

  1. Ventilate your kitchen and a house.
  2. Make sure all burners are in the off position.
  3. Call professionals for the assistance.
  4. Don’t use any electrical devices before help arrives.

Oven doesn’t keep the right temperature

Cause: Temperature sensor, thermal cut-off, control board.

Not very common issue but also not rear. You may notice that oven takes longer to heat up or that you meat is raw (not cooked) inside and analog thermometer shows lower temperature than you selected on the dial. Temperature sensor can be out of range and needs to be replaced. Sometimes thermal cut-off starts to malfunction and shuts off your igniter prematurely. Some of them can be reset simply by pressing a reset button, but some of them have to be replaced. Another rear case could be control board.

  1. Write down model number of your oven
  2. Note if that issue is consistent, meaning that bake burner shuts off at specific temperature or if it’s intermittent issue.
  3. Check if convection fan is running when you use convection settings.
  4. Call us to schedule an appointment.

Oven doesn’t heat to the right temperature

Cause: Faulty oven temperature sensor or malfunctioning thermostat

This problem is often encountered when the oven fails to heat to the desired temperature, or the heat distribution is uneven. It could be a result of a defective oven temperature sensor or a thermostat that’s not functioning correctly.

First, try using an oven-safe thermometer to measure the internal temperature. If the readings don’t align with the set temperature, it could indicate a problem. Check if the heat is evenly distributed within the oven. If there are cold spots, this could be an issue with the heating elements. Always remember to preheat the oven for an adequate amount of time before placing the food inside. Take note of your observations and the model number of your gas stove, and reach out to us to schedule a service appointment.

Stove keeps clicking

Cause: Wet or faulty igniters, or a problem with the control board

A gas stove that keeps clicking can be quite annoying and may point to an issue with the igniters or control board. It may also happen if the igniters get wet.

First, check if there’s any moisture around the burners. If so, wipe it off and let the stove dry completely. If the stove keeps clicking even when dry, this may indicate a fault with the igniters or the control board. Don’t attempt to fix these issues by yourself as it might lead to further complications. Write down the model number of your stove and call us to set up a service call.

Oven door doesn’t close properly

Cause: Damaged door hinge or faulty door seal

An oven door that doesn’t close properly can result in heat loss, causing the oven to function inefficiently. This could be due to a damaged door hinge or a faulty door seal.

Check the door hinges for any signs of damage or wear. If the door is sagging or not closing completely, the hinges might need replacing. Inspect the door seal for any cracks or tears. A faulty seal could allow heat to escape, affecting the oven’s efficiency. Before attempting any repairs, it’s advisable to consult with professionals like us. Note down the specifics of the problem and the model number of your gas stove, and book a service call.