Why won’t my range oven heat up?

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Going to heat up your oven to start cooking dinner and you realize your oven is not heating up?! Oh no! Don’t fuss too much; there can be many different reasons as to why your oven is not heating up. There could be problems with the bake element, control board and other parts of your range oven. We are here to pinpoint which parts of your oven could be the cause of this problem.

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Why is my Stove Sparking? | 5 Common Causes of a Sparking Electric Range

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If the Coil Surface Burner Element on an electric stove sparks, you’ll know it.  The experience can range from a single spark powerful enough to put a hole in the bottom of a pot, to a shower of sparks until the coil burns out, to a few small pops.  But what causes this?

If you’ve ever tried to search for answers online, you probably didn’t come up with very much.  A sparking electric stove is a bit of a rare occurrence, but when it does happen it’s usually because of one of a few common causes.  Today we’ll be sharing with you 5 Common Causes of a Sparking Electric Range.  Continue reading

Diagnosing Your Appliances

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Whether you’re planning on hiring a repairman to repair your appliances, or doing it yourself. It’s a good idea to have some sort of an idea on what is wrong with your appliance before beginning the repair process.  Being able to know the parts of your appliance and diagnose your it will save the repairman or yourself time.  Here is a guide on diagnosing some repairs on your dryer, dishwasher, and range.

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How to Clean Your Range Hood & Filters

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A common problem when cleaning your kitchen is that many of us clean what we can see: counter-tops, the sink, the stove-top, stains on the refrigerator, and the controls on our range hoods.  But something many of us often forget about is cleaning under and inside of our range hoods.  This is because we don’t usually have to look up under there unless the fan is making a strange noise or the light bulb burns out.

If it’s been a while since you’ve checked out the underside of your range hood, you might not like what you see, especially when it comes to your filter.  But don’t stress about scrubbing down grease just yet.  Before you tackle cleaning your range hood, we’ve got a few tips for cleaning your range hood that will hopefully save you a bit of elbow grease. Continue reading

How to Light the Pilot Light in Your Hotpoint Oven:

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Generally speaking gas ovens and ranges are more preferred than electric ovens because they provide the chef in the house with more control over the heating temperatures. If you own a Hotpoint oven that does not come equipped with an electronic ignition, it’s essential to understand how to light the pilot lights for the burners and oven. According to Hotpoint, the burner pilot lights must be lit before you can light the oven pilot light.

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Why is my Gas Stove Still Clicking? | How to Replace a Spark Ignition Switch

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Is your Gas Stove or Range making a clicking noise even after the burner lights, or worse is the burner not lighting at all?  If you’ve already gone through the troubleshooting tips we shared the other day (if you missed that post, you can find it here)  and are still faced with this issue it might be time to replace your Spark Ignition Switch.

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The Spark Ignition Switch is controlled by the Surface Burner Control Knob on your stove or range, this part causes a spark to emit to light the burner (this spark is what makes the clicking sound).  Today we are going to share with you the step-by-step instructions on how to replace your Spark Ignition Switch.  

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Why Does My Stove Keep Clicking? | Troubleshooting a Gas Stove Ignitor

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If you own a Gas Stove or Range, you’re probably all too familiar with the clicking noise they make when you turn the Surface Burner Knob.  Click, click, click, and the burner lights.  This noise is the Electric Ignitor working to spark the Burner and should stop once it’s lit.

A normally functioning igniter will typically click up to three times before it sparks.  But, every now and then you may run into instances where the ignitor continues to click or tick even after the burner is lit, or the burner never lights at all.  So what do you do?  Before you buy a new ignitor for your stove, we have a few troubleshooting tips you can try that may solve the problem.

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