Imagine yourself in the following scenario: You’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner for your entire family at your new home. You’ve bought the turkey, cleaned the bathrooms and prepared three different kinds of dessert. Then, Thanksgiving morning arrives, and you go to preheat the oven in order to pop the turkey in, but, much to your dismay, it doesn’t start to heat up! You were certain that you’d put everything important on your checklist, but you forgot about one of the most important pieces of the Thanksgiving pie: preventative stove maintenance! Oven repair and maintenance may not be the most exciting part of hosting an event at your home, but it is necessary to ensure that no one goes hungry on the big day. Fortunately, by taking a few simple steps, you can save yourself a lot of stress during your last-minute scramble to get your big Thanksgiving dinner ready on time.
Below, we will take you through the most common issues that we see with Samsung stoves, how you can prevent them, and what to do to quickly fix the problem and get back to your Thanksgiving feast.
Warning: You should never attempt to disassemble or repair your appliance unless you have the skills and knowledge of how to do so. You could end up hurting yourself or causing damage to your appliances. However, if you decide to fix your stove on your own, you must unplug the unit before getting started to avoid any risk of electric shock.
While an oven or stovetop that isn’t working can quickly spell disaster, most issues you will run into with your appliances can easily be solved and on your own, without the need to call in a professional appliance technician. However, in a few cases, you may require a technician’s assistance to get your oven back to full capacity. Regardless, the following tips will help you to identify the problem and severity and get your Thanksgiving back on track in no time.
With a gas stove burner, your unit refusing to light comes down to a few potential issues.
Luckily, they’re most often quick and easy fixes!
If your unit is dirty with a buildup of food splatters or grease, you may have a dirty ignitor preventing your burners from igniting properly. This happens when the ignitor is blocked by food debris, and the gas simply can’t flow through to adequately feed your flame. To fix this, you’ll first need to confirm that the issue is with the ignitor.
Start by turning the gas off and checking to see if the ignitor is sparking when pressed. If it is sparking but isn’t igniting the burner, you should proceed to clean the area with a warm soapy cloth or an alcohol solution to help remove any burnt or caked-on food buildup. You can also use a stiff-bristled brush to scrub the burner, and a small toothpick or sewing needle to clean the burner holes. Finally, reinstall the burner cap and grate, and check to see if it ignites properly.
If your burner still doesn’t light, you may have a faulty ignitor on your hands. To determine if the ignitor needs to be replaced, try turning off the lights in your kitchen and sparking the burner. If it sparks yellow or orange instead of blue or not sparking at all, it’s likely faulty. In this case, your best bet is to call a qualified technician to help you assess the problem and repair it safely.
Electric ovens that won’t emit any heat is most often due to a faulty power source, or a worn-out heating element. Therefore, your first step in troubleshooting an electric oven will be to ensure that the power source is not the source of your issue. Check the plug, power cord, as well as checking to ensure that your home’s main break panel hasn’t been tripped. Then, if you’ve double-checked that your oven is connected to the power and it still won’t heat up, move on to testing the heating element.
To do this, you will need to check the oven elements, which are the curved rods along the bottom and top of your electric oven. If you turn your oven on to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and the elements don’t start glowing red within a few minutes, or you simply can’t feel any heat coming from the oven whatsoever, you’ll likely need to replace your elements. In some cases, you’ll be able to tell your elements need to be replaced by eye if they appear blistered, separated, or corroded in any way. Troubleshooting your appliances to determine whether the problem is a quick fix is one thing.
However, if you’re unsure of how to proceed, or you simply can’t get your oven back to normal working order after trying these tips, we recommend calling in a professional.
Denver Appliance technicians are expertly trained to provide high quality, efficient services. With regular maintenance, repair, and support from our team, you’ll be able to rely on your appliances to perform day after day, and even on high-pressure holidays like Thanksgiving. Need a hand with your home or commercial appliances? Don’t hesitate to consult our professionals now so that your only worry on Thanksgiving is which one of your guests is going to help you with the dishes.CONTACT US