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 Replace An Oven Igniter

38755785_sIf you are in need of a replacement for GE oven igniter part number WB13T10045, we have them available for purchase on our website here:                                                                                                                                                    http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/inquiry.php?id=WB13T10045

                When it’s time to replace your old oven igniter, it’s important that you disconnect your range from its power source and turn off your gas shut off valve before you get started. Once you are ready to begin your repair, follow our easy how to guide below for best results:

  1. Remove the access panel on the back of your range, there should be four screws holding it up, unscrew them with a small screw driver.
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Orange and Yellow Flames on a Gas Range – What Causes Them?

Orange and Yellow Flames on a Gas Range If you noticed that your gas range has a yellow or an orange flame instead of the standard blue flame with yellow tip in the center of the flame, it might be due to the following factors.

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Make sure the burners are clean and placed correctly

If you have an orange or yellow burner flame on your gas range make sure the burner portholes are clean and free of debris. Spillovers and cooking grease can block these openings which can affect the flame color. Make sure the burner holes and ignitor are clean and free from any debris. Use an old toothbrush to clean these areas. If you take the burners apart to clean them, make sure Continue reading

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.

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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

6 Easy Electric Stove Repairs

infiniteswitchknobfrontFixing some electric stove problems doesn’t necessarily require a lot of skill or time, just the right know-how and parts. Here are some repairs you can do yourself.

  • Before starting any repairs, be sure to unplug your appliance.
  • It’s also a good idea to use a multimeter to test any part to make sure it is in fact bad and the cause of your problem.
  • To find a part for your electric stove, find the model number on your stove and enter it into the part search box.

Burners not heating. Adjust or replace the surface burners.

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Stove knob covers prevent your kids (and your dog) from turning on your stove

Just recently, a fire was started in a New Jersey home when a dog turned on the stove, burning a laptop which was placed on top of the stove. This illustrates two points – one, don’t leave anything on top of your stove, even if it’s turned off and two, your dog can just as easily turn on your stove as your child.

In 2009, ranges and ovens were involved in an estimated 17,300 thermal burn injuries with children under the age of 5 making up 5,600, or 36%, of those injured according to The Electrical Safety Foundation International. Pets can also be the cause of fires and nearly 1,000 home fires each year are accidentally started by the homeowners’ pets according to the National Fire Protection Association. To prevent fires, many safety organizations suggest installing stove knob guards or covers to keep your child and pet safe.StoveKnobCovers

These clear stove knob covers by Child Safe mount under the knob without adhesive. The clear hinged lid allows easy adult-access to the knob when needed. Snap the lid shut to prevent child access to stove knobs.

To install:

  • Remove the stove knob and position the cover over the post.
  • Replace the knob back on and close the base push-in tab together.
  • Close the cover and snap into base to secure.

The lid covers can easily be removed when they are no longer needed on your appliance.

Comes in a pack of four clear knob covers. Purchase online at www.pcappliancerepair.com.

The dog involved in the New Jersey fire, who was home alone, was rescued by firefighters and is doing fine. Depending on the make of the stove, the above stove knob covers possibly could have prevented this fire.

Other suggestions for child-proofing your kitchen

  • Keep the latch on your dishwasher locked at all times. For added security, add locking straps to your dishwasher.
  • Run the dishwasher only after the children have gone to bed.
  • Turn pot handles toward the wall and away from the edge of the stove where little hands might grab them.
  • Use the rear burners on your stove whenever possible.
  • Use the lock feature on your oven door even if the oven is not on. This prevents your child from using the door to climb on.
  • Never keep treats on top of appliances or near the stove. Such placement might tempt the child (or a dog) to climb on top of the appliance to reach them.

Why does my gas oven not heat up?

Why Does My Gas Oven Not Heat Up? If your gas oven is not heating up it might be due to your gas oven’s timer controls or electronic controls, glow-bar ignitor or safety valve.

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. The insides of appliances have sharp parts and pieces that could cut or otherwise injure you. Use caution when working inside appliances.

First, check your oven’s timer controls. Are they on and getting power? Even though your oven uses gas, some parts need electricity in order to power on, create a spark, heat up or otherwise operate. Make sure the controls are in the proper position and you are not getting any error code messages on your oven display.

Is the door to your oven unlocked?  If yes, open your oven’s door to see if your oven light comes on. If it does, then you have power to your oven.

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Where to find appliance repair help and how-to videos to fix your appliance yourself

We’re busy working on improving our appliance repair section and producing how-to, step-by-step repair videos in order to help you fix your appliance yourself.

We recently started up an appliance repair YouTube.com channel where we provide how-to part replacement videos. Currently, we are demonstrating on a Whirlpool dryer (model number WED4800XQ0) but we will also be adding additional appliances, brands and model types as well. We will also be adding our videos to our appliance repair section as well. Check out some of our videos:


Our appliance repair section features repair help for refrigerators, washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, ovens and stoves. We list common problems associated with these appliances and provide a list of possible causes and repair solutions.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube.com channel and visit our appliance repair section whenever you need appliance repair help or advice.

What type of repair videos would you like to see?