Archive for the ‘Oven Range Repair’ Category

Making holiday cooking worry-free: 5 tips to help your oven perform like new

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Oven igniterEvery year thousands of holiday meals are needlessly stressful because of unidentified problems with the oven; from incorrect temperatures, to uneven cooking. Most common problems with an oven can be easily fixed by the owner at a minimal cost. Taking the time now for preventative maintenance can help ensure the only thing you have to worry about with holiday cooking is if you remembered the cranberry sauce!


Replacing the Oven Igniter

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

330289_24562573-kitchen.jpg  You’re getting ready to cook a nice casserole for the family for dinner, and you reach over to turn on the oven, but nothing happens.  There’s no click, no heat, nothing.  Your oven igniter no longer works, and you can’t afford to replace the oven or have a technician fix it for you.  Don’t worry; you can easily replace the oven igniter yourself, with a few instructions.


How to adjust oven temperature using digital oven control board

Thursday, May 3rd, 2007

ovenOld style mechanical thermostats usually have an adjustment screw to allow for temperature adjustment. This is not the case with digital oven thermostats that are in common use today. However, the solution is simple enough and works for most oven models out there.

Please note, that most oven manufacturers advise that temperature could be adjusted only if it’s within 50 degrees range. If your oven temperature is off by more than 50 degrees, adjustment may not work and the failed component (usually the board itself) will need to be replaced. We’ll cover the step by step temperature adjustment instructions below.


How To Clean Your Oven Properly

Monday, April 30th, 2007

`497577_banana_bread.jpg   Cleaning an oven sounds like a daunting task and it can be, especially when you don’t take care of the oven and have a very bad situation to deal with coming in.  Yet, today’s products make cleaning the oven, even some of the worst, less of a hassle and much more of a process that just takes some time and a bit of elbow grease.  Yet, it is very important to make sure that the oven is cleaned the right way, using the right products and methods for your specific unit.  Therefore, it is smart to take the time to read through your owner’s manual to find out if there are any suggestions or restrictions on how to clean your unit.


Solution for a broken glass cook top

Friday, December 1st, 2006

Something fell down on the glass top and now the glass is cracked or in pieces. Happens more often than you may think.

Two options come to mind:

1) Replace the whole cook top – It’s only been a few years since you bought it and it wasn’t cheap. $400? $750? Over a grand? Ouch!

2) Replace the glass top itself – Some people may be scared of this option. Where do I get one? How do I replace it? Seems kinda difficult… Not really. Replacing the top is easier than you may think. First, disconnect the power to the cooktop, range, whatever the appliance is. Then…

  • If it’s a range, there is usually a couple of screws that hold the front of the top down, remove the screws, lift the front of the top and pull it out from the back hinges. Install the new top, make sure there are no loose wiring.
  • If it’s a cooktop, you may have to lift the cooktop out of the cabinet to replace the glass. Ha! Where is the promised simplicity?! Ok, ok, it’s a little more difficult than replacing a top on a range, but still pretty managable. After making sure that the power to the cooktop has been turned off, open the cabinet and look up. There should be a couple of brackets that secure the cooktop. Remove the brackets, carefully lift the top and set it on the counter top (put a towel on the counter top first). It gets easier… replace the glass top (make sure there is no loose or exposed wiring), set the cooktop back in the counter, secure it with brackets as was before, and double check your work.

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