KitchenAid Stove Repair Tips
Even in the best of circumstances, it’s never ideal discovering that your stove is out of action. And, with the festive season upon, it’s even more vital than ever that you have your Kitchenaid stove working at their best.
Thankfully, we’ve put together a few tips on troubleshooting common oven malfunctions so that you can have a go at maintaining and fixing some of the more simple issues on your own.
However, remember that tampering with appliances when you’re untrained can be dangerous, especially if you’re dealing with gas appliances. In this case, don’t hesitate to contact a professional appliance technician if you’re not 100% sure what you’re doing.
Common KitchenAid Stove Problems
With that said, let’s take a look at some of the most common problems we see with Kitchenaid stoves.
Electric Heating Element Not Heating Up
If your electric elements don’t seem to be heating up whatsoever, there are a few possible causes.
The first thing to investigate is whether all of your heating elements are failing to heat up, or if it’s just one in particular.
If it’s all of them, check to see if the control panel lights are working or not.
If there are no lights on the display panel and none of the heating elements are working at all, you can be quite sure that the stove is not receiving power, which is causing the headache that you’re experiencing.
In this case, the next step is to check the stove is definitely connected securely to a power source and that a fuse has not blown, or a breaker has been tripped.
If there is only one electric heating element that is not working, and all the others, as well as the control panel lights, are functioning as you’d expect them to, then you can deduce that your issue simply down to a faulty element.
You can easily replace an element by yourself, but you’ll need to make sure that you procure the right one. You can contact our team who can help point you in the right direction.
Igniter Clicks But Makes No Spark
When it comes to gas stoves, there are a few common reasons why the igniter is clicking, but there is no spark. The first and most common cause is simply that the gas burner cap has been knocked out of place. Placing it back into the right position may make all the difference. If the cap is on correctly and there is still no spark, check for any debris or any spillage in and around the cap and ignitor. Often things boil over or spill while we’re cooking, and any residue can interfere with the igniter’s efficacy and even clog it up completely. Make sure you clean thoroughly and wait for it to dry before trying again. If the problem is still not fixed, then the fault may lie with the ignitor’s connection. If the wires are loose, damaged or wet, then the ignitor won’t work correctly. In this case, it’s best to get a professional in to resolve the issue.Finally, the igniter module itself might need completely replacing. To access the module, the cooktop will need to be taken apart.
Gas Burner Doesn’t Light Up
A gas burner not lighting up is often due to the same problems as igniter clicking and failing to spark. So, again, check that the igniter is not clogged with crumbs, food debris or oil build-up as this can effectively block any gas flow.
To thoroughly clean the area and rule out food debris as the culprit, remove the grate and burner cap. Using warm water and soap, gently clean the area and soak in vinegar or grease-removing product. You can use a toothpick to remove any remaining crumbs inside the burner holes.
Once the area is clean and dry, you can place all the parts back and try the burner again.
If a thorough clean doesn’t help, then a problem with the gas supply line might be blamed.
This could be caused by a loose connection or kinks in the lines. If this is the case, then it’s recommended that you contact an expert who can come and quickly diagnose and fix the connection problem for you.
If you need a professional to come and take a look at your malfunctioning or broken stove, get in contact with our team today.
Oven Bakes Food Unevenly
If your oven is not distributing heat evenly, don’t worry, as there are several ways to fix it.
The first potential cause is that your oven is not correctly calibrated.
Over time, all the heating and cooling can put the oven’s internal parts under a lot of strain, and so they can become worn out and inaccurate.
You can test if your oven is reaching the desired temperature by using a thermometer. If the reading is different from the temperature dial, contact a professional to reset it.
Oven Doesn’t Heat Up Fully
An oven that doesn’t heat up fully is often caused by faulty bake and broil elements.
You can test this by preheating your oven and checking whether or not the bake element (at the bottom) or the broil element (at the top) are glowing red and releasing heat or not. If they’re not glowing at all, then you will need to get them replaced.