HOW TO KNOW WHEN TO REPAIR OR REPLACE YOUR RANGE

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When your oven starts acting strange, it can become a hassle to figure out the cause of the issue. Before coming to the conclusion of a new oven, there are a few factors to keep in mind.

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Troubleshoot Your Electric Range

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Ovens and cook-tops have become a necessary part of the home. They tend to last a long time, even when used daily, but they can be very expensive to replace when the time comes. So before you replace your electric range, check these common symptoms and solutions to see if you can get more time out of it! Continue reading

How to Fix a Sagging Oven Broiler Drawer That No Longer Slides

Oven Drawer Glide for a Frigidaire Range

If your oven’s bottom broiler drawer is no longer easily opening or closing, or is sagging to one side or is sagging downward, then you may need to replace a drawer glide.

Rear Broiler Drawer Glide part number 3051163

Rear Boiler Drawer Glide. Part number 3051163 Used on these Brands: Electrolux, Frigidaire, Gibson, Kelvinator, Kenmore, Sears, Tappan, White-Westinghouse

An oven drawer glide supports the drawer and allows it to slide easily in and out of the oven cabinet. Over time or from use, this part can break, leading to a crooked or uneven oven drawer that no longer slides in and out. Fortunately, this is a very easy repair to do and all you will need tool-wise is a flat head screwdriver and a new drawer slide part for your oven.

 

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  1. Open and remove the oven drawer from the range cabinet. You may need to lift up on the drawer while pulling on it in order to remove it.

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Electric Oven is Locked- How To Unlock The Door On An Electric Range

electric oven will not unlockIf your oven door won’t open when you pull on the door’s handle, it could be due to an error code, power loss, or an issue with a part. Here’s how to troubleshoot this problem and get your oven door to open again.

First, if you are running a self-cleaning cycle, then the oven door should remain locked until the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled down.

Why the Oven Door Locks During the Self-Cleaning Cycle

If a self-cleaning cycle is in progress, then the oven door will lock for safety reasons.  Temperatures inside the oven during a self-cleaning cycle can reach 900 degrees Fahrenheit.  During the cycle, the oven door will remain locked until the cycle is complete and the oven has cooled down slightly. If you are running such a cycle, it’s best to Continue reading

Expand Your Range’s Life

Ranges can be used for baking, broiling, and much more. So, it’s important to maintain it and do whatever we can to extend its lifespan. By following these tips, you are doing yourself and your range a favor.

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The Self-Cleaning Oven System

Picture of oven with door open - self cleaning oven cycle partsOvens get dirty over time. Cleaning your oven by hand will require you to get on your knees and scrub like crazy! You can saturate the inside of your oven with cleaning chemicals and hope that your oven is clean, but that doesn’t always work. Continue reading

Electric Oven Keeps Over Heating

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The last thing we want to deal with is spending hours preparing a meal or throwing a frozen pizza in the oven just for it to get burnt. Having an oven that constantly overheats or burns your food can be extremely frustrating. In order to figure out and fix your overheating oven, we have listed the heating process of a oven and most common causes of an overheating oven.

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How To Replace The 3 Most-Repaired Parts On A Range

Some range and oven parts are replaced more than others. Here are the top three most-repaired parts on a range or oven according to sales from our website.Three most commonly replaced parts on a range

Plug-In Surface Unit Also called the  heating element receptacle , surface unit receptacle or terminal block. This is the part that the electrical heating element slides into which provides power to the heating element. It has wires and connections under the cooktop. Sometimes burnt areas  are visible on this part due to overheating.

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How They Really Work: Gas vs. Electric Stovetop and Oven

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Some of the best memories arise around the stove in your kitchen. When it comes to choosing the right range for your home, it is important to know how the unit functions to get the best possible use. Although gas ranges can save you money in the long run, you might find that electric ranges are more efficient. In our next blog, we will provide you with the information you need to choose the right range for your home. First, let’s check out some of the major components of a gas and electric range and how they work:

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How to fix an electric range burner that no longer heats

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An electric range burner that no longer heats, might not mean there’s a problem with the surface heating element, the problem could also be with another part on the stove.

WARNING: Before attempting to work on any appliance, make sure that all power (electricity) and utilities (water and gas) have been turned off and/or disconnected on the appliance. Read more

Try removing the heating element and switching it out with another element of the same size. Does the heating element work in its new location? Then this could indicate that the Continue reading