It is the busiest time of year for your kitchen as you prepare large festive meals to feed family and friends, make tasty appetizers for a holiday get together and bake that special batch of cookies to leave for Santa on Christmas Eve. With your oven and stove working over time, it’s a great idea to make sure that everything is working properly so you don’t get stuck with a frozen ham and hungry guests this holiday season. While your gas range and oven are pretty simple working appliances, there are still some problems that can occur that will prevent them from working properly.
Gas Range Pilot Light Ignition
One of the most common issues that occur with gas ranges, especially older models, is that the pilot light gets blown out. Older ranges have a pilot light that stays lit until you select the burner temperature, and then it ignites the flame for the stove top as well as the oven. While this system is convenient, it is not the most efficient, as it is constantly burning gas away. This is also a potential danger, because if the pilot light is out, it means gas is flowing into your kitchen, which can cause a great deal of harm to you, your family and your home.
Check & Adjust Oven Temperature Range
Another common issue with ovens is the temperature range. Many home owners have expressed frustration when it comes to their oven and that it bakes uneven, or that the temperature varies. Your oven should remain at the temperature you set it at, allowing the appropriate amount of time for pre-heating. A simple test to see if the temperature of your oven in consistent is to bake a box cake mix, place the pan in the middle of the oven. If your cake is baked unevenly, you may need to replace the bottom burner or your ovens thermostat.
Oven Igniter Replacement
Your ovens igniter is another part that can cause issues, if your oven has a delayed ignition, you will want to call in a professional to look at your oven immediately. A professional will be able to determine whether or not the ignition port is clogged. Delayed ignition has the potential to cause a fire or explosion, which could end up damaging your oven’s viewing glass and destroying other internal parts.
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If you are having trouble with your gas range and oven, contact Southwest Appliance Repair today. Our technicians are skilled and experienced in repairing ovens, making your holiday meals much easier to perfect.