If you own a Kenmore, you already know that your stove, oven or cooktop is a powerful cooking machine, capable of generating heat almost instantly to prepare any high-quality and delicious meal you can imagine!
Even the highest-quality home appliances, however, require care from time to time in order to stay in good form over time.
We’ll look at 5 maintenance and troubleshooting recommendations below to help you maintain your Kenmore appliance running well for as long as possible!
It will also be useful to study error codes for Kenmore electric range to avoid such mishaps.
The Gas Burner Isn’t Working
When a gas stove fails to light, the most common cause is a weak, decreased, or blocked gas supply or a malfunctioning igniter switch. However, before solving either of these problems, ensure your Kenmore appliance is correctly plugged in and that the electricity at your home’s main electrical panel is switched on.
Next, check to see that your burner cap is in the appropriate position and isn’t dirty or covered with grease or oil residue. Spills and splashes are common during cooking, and if not cleaned out of the burner caps, they can clog the gas holes, making it impossible to ignite the burners properly. If you have only one gas burner that does not light and you have eliminated the possibility of soiling or improperly positioned burner caps, you may have a faulty igniter.
The top of my gas stove keeps clicking
When you try to light your burners, you should hear the igniter click a few times as it tries to ignite your flame with a small spark. When the gas flow isn’t strong enough, the burner cap is misaligned, or the igniter is about to break, you may hear it repeatedly clicking without producing a spark or lighting your burner.
In this situation, the igniter electrodes are most likely damaged, preventing the component from providing the required spark. The good news is that replacing a broken igniter is a fairly common, quick and affordable repair that you can handle yourself or hire a local appliance repair company for expert help in your area.
The Burner On My Gas Stove Turns Off By Itself
A spontaneous shutdown of burners is most often caused by a reduced gas supply or a faulty thermostat switch. If the burner caps are unclean, they may obstruct the flow of gas, causing the burner to shut down during operation accidentally. This problem is often accompanied by a weak or uneven flame. Therefore, start by double-checking that the burner caps are clean and unclogged.
You may also be dealing with a faulty thermal switch that causes the stove to turn off for no apparent reason. However, when internal components are malfunctioning, it can be difficult to determine the cause of the problem. A qualified appliance repair technician will most likely use a multimeter to check the circuitry of the stove to determine which components are faulty.
The Electric Heating Element Doesn’t Work
A faulty element is the most common cause of a heating element not generating heat. However, the power supply, fuses, or even internal wiring may be to blame for this common problem. As a result, check to see if the fuses or breakers have tripped. This may require referring to your stove’s owner’s manual. If you are dealing with a traditional electric stove, you should be able to remove the broken element and replace it with another one that you know is in good working order.
If the replaced element works, it’s a sure sign that you need a new one. On the other hand, stoves with flat or glass surfaces have built-in electrical elements that are more difficult to diagnose and replace.
Control Knobs Aren’t Working
The knobs and buttons on your appliance are subject to the greatest amount of wear and tear because they are used almost every time you use them. In other words, these components often need to be replaced regularly. In many cases, it’s a cracked or damaged control knob, which is fairly easy to replace even if you don’t have any appliance repair experience. In other cases, the switch or the handle’s inner shaft may be broken, which is a bit more difficult to fix.