Electric Stove Burner Troubleshooting: What You Should Know

When you have an electric stove, you pretty much count on its burners to work as they should as long as you have electricity. However, even electric stoves are susceptible to malfunctions and problems. It's in your best interest to understand the most common problems you might encounter so that you know when it's time to call for stove repair. Here's a look at some of the things that you might deal with and some tips to help you troubleshoot those problems.

No Burner Heat

If you turn on the burner dial and your burner doesn't heat up, the problem could be one of a few different things. First, check a few other burners to see if the problem is isolated to that specific burner or if it's affecting all of them.

For single-burner issues, the first thing you should check is that the burner is securely inserted into the plug. If it isn't properly seated in the plug, the prongs won't be able to transmit power to the burner. Remove the burner from the plug, clean the prongs, and then re-insert it. If that doesn't fix the problem, check the wires to the power plug and make sure that the wires are connected. If these troubleshooting steps don't restore the burner's operation, reach out to a range repair technician for more help.

When the problem isn't isolated to a single burner, but instead affects all of the burners on the stove, you may find that the problem is related to a fuse that may have blown. You may be able to locate the fuse if you pull the back cover off the stove. If you're not comfortable with these steps, reach out to a local stove repair technician for help.

Unpredictable Burner Heat

Ideally, your electric stove burners should maintain consistent heat when the temperature dial is set to a fixed location. If you find that your burners are producing inconsistent heat, there could be a problem with the stove's thermostat. You'll want to have a stove repair technician test the thermostat and the wiring to the dials to make sure that they are functioning as they should. If there's a failure in the thermostat, replacing the thermostat controller should repair the problem.

These are a couple of the most common issues that you might encounter with your electric stove. Talk with a repair technician near you today to address any problems you might be having.