Do you have an electric stove?
Depending on the make, model, and how long you’ve owned it, you might be familiar with some of these common problems with electric stoves. However, even if you’ve been lucky enough that you haven’t dealt with any of these issues yet, it’s smart to educate yourself on what could possibly go wrong down the road.
So, without further ado, here are the top five most common electric stove problems.
1. Constant Clicking or Popping Sound
If your stove makes a clicking or popping sound every time you turn it on, the problem could be caused by a few different things, namely the infinite control switch making electrical contact or the metallic components of your stove expanding too quickly as they heat up.
2. Burner Won’t Turn On
When one of your electric stove burners won’t turn on, it could be caused by a defective burner, a faulty electrical connection in the burner socket, or a failed switch.
3. Burner Won’t Turn Off
An electric stove burner that won’t turn off could be related to a number of defects: broken knob, control pad error, shorted surface element, or bad surface element switch.
4. Burner Not Getting Hot Enough
There could be a wide range of underlying issues that are preventing your electric stove burners from heating up sufficiently, but they mainly boil down to the following: damaged heating element, problematic power source receptacle, loose or burnt wire, or defective selector switch.
5. Cracked Glass Stovetop
People sometimes forget that their glass stovetops are still glass—meaning, they’re not invincible. Your glass stovetop can crack due to high impact, a buildup of micro-scratches, excessive heat, hot spots created by cooked-on food, or thermal shock.
If you’re facing any of these or other issues with your electric stove, call Morris County Appliance Repair! We’re standing by to help customers with oven and stove repairs in Morris County and beyond.