choosing the perfect electric range

When choosing an electric range for your kitchen, you will have many, many options. There are three main types of electric ranges for you to choose from. Do you know what they are? I created this blog after spending months researching different products and choosing the perfect range for my kitchen. I wanted a stove that would be efficient, nice looking and that would last several years with very little maintenance. It is my hope that my months of research will help you find the range for your kitchen with fewer steps and less time in the decision making process.

Why Your Electric Oven May Be Giving You Issues

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If you go to turn on your electric oven only to find that it's not working all of a sudden, there are a few different issues that may be causing it to not work. Some of the things that may be wrong with it can be easy fixes that you can take care of on your own, so you don't need to call out an appliance repair professonal. However, if you find these things aren't the problem or you find yourself stumped at all along the way, then you can always call someone out to take care of the issue for you. Here are some of the things you may want to check into on your own, before making that call:

Check the power source

Electric ranges require 240 volts and current travels through two 120 volt circuits to achieve this. If something goes wrong along one of those circuits, then it can cause the unit not to work. You can use a multimeter to check both of the circuits to verify that they are both working as they should. If they aren't, another way to tell is to go out and check the fuse box. You may find that the issue has caused one of the fuses in the fuse box to trip.

Check for a blown thermal fuse

With some models, it is possible for the oven to get so hot that it can lead to a thermal fuse blowing, and when this happens, the unit will stop working. Again, you can use a multimeter to check and see whether or not this is the issue. If it's proven that the thermal fuse is to blame, then you can simply replace it, and the oven should be up and running for you again.

A bad thermostat sensor

Just as with other types of thermostats, your oven's thermostat sensor may be to blame if it has gone bad. If the thermostat sensor is not functioning correctly, then it is not going to get your oven to the correct temperature. In fact, if this is what is wrong with your oven, then it may not turn on for you at all. Again, you can use a multimeter to test this sensor, but you want to do it at room temperature. If you don't see a reading of 1100 ohms, then this means it is likely the thermostat sensor causing your problem.

Contact an appliance repair service for professional assistance.

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14 June 2018