Bear Appliance Repair Serves Residents in Queens and is located in Brooklyn, NY
Having a working stove is a luxury that many of us take for granted. When things start to go wrong with your oven or stove top, it can be very frustrating to figure out what exactly to do. You will probably need to have a professional repair person come and perform the actual fixes on the stove, but there are many ways that you can actually troubleshoot to narrow down what they problem might be. Bear Appliance Repair offers professional appliance repair in Queens and is available for such circumstances, but let’s take a look at all the things that can go wrong with the stove top and oven first.
Appliances which are used for cooking come in various styles. One type of stove is the gas stove, another type of stove uses electricity. This article will focus on the problems that can come up , as well as possible fixes, with the gas stoves. Gas stoves are designed to be ready for the natural gas that they will receive but some also have extras that come with them. The way a gas stove works is that the gas is released through a regulator into the stove. The pressure regulator on the stove essentially allows the right amount of gas out to reach the stove. Appliance repair Staten Island are specialists in dealing with these pressure regulators as well as many other aspects of gas stoves.
Pilot Ignition Ovens
Pilot ignition ovens work by allowing gas to escape from a valve at just the right time. They also are able to turn the burner on and off while keeping the right temperature. These types of ovens aren’t used as much these days because there is concern about them being constantly giving of flames or gas. There is often an object called a thermocouple located within this type of oven. This thermocouple makes electricity out of heat with a valve.
Sometimes the thermocouple ceases to work within the pilot ignition oven. This is a relatively common problem that people have reported experiences with when using this kind of stove. Appliance repair Staten Island can help solve this problem. Another problem that can happen is that the pilot flame isn’t giving off enough heat to work the thermocouple. A quick fix can be to just push the temperature knob in to relight the flame in the pilot. Appliance repair Staten Island can be the solution for a lot of these common oven problems you may experience.
Electronic Ignition Ovens
Electric ignition ovens work in a different way in that they use a glow bar for an igniter. This igniter bar gets hot, which in turn gives the electricity that the stove needs. The next thing that happens is that the electricity that was generated goes through a glow bar and makes the igniter expand. This lets the electricity go through a valve to reach the oven. This valve won’t open unless the igniter gave off enough heat to start it up.
Looking at common problems with electronic ignition ovens, there is a wide variety available. For one thing, you might notice that the oven doesn’t warm up enough to cook food. This can be caused by problems with a sensor or with the thermostat in the oven. If the igniter isn’t getting warm enough the valve that needs to open will not do so. When this happens, the burner won’t open as quickly, causing the stove surface to not heat up as quickly as it should.
Something else that often happens is that the heat won’t turn on at all in the oven. This can happen if the glow bar is not working as it should, by not letting off the gas that it should be. Another thing that you might notice with your electronic ignition oven is that it might make a clicking sound when you turn it on. This is normal because it’s the sound of a switch within the oven closes to start a countdown for igniting the stove. Appliance repair technicians can be very useful for these fixes.
Direct Spark Oven
The direct spark oven is very beneficial because it allows the appliance system to turn on a lot quicker, while operating at the most accurate temperatures. This type of stove uses a DSI control mechanism, which essentially causes an arc in the electricity to turn on the burner. The igniter within the direct spark oven is a lot like a spark plug because it is next to the burner and turns on when the light arc reaches the gas within the stove. The gas distribution valve in this type of oven uses solenoids to give off the gas that is needed to power the oven.
Some issues that people often experience with the direct spark oven are that the igniter will stop working and it won’t cause a spark. Another possible issue is that the DSI controller stops sending out the right amount of energy to the solenoids. Problems can also include trouble with the valve that distributes the gas not functioning and the shut off switch for the gas not working. If you experience this, check to make sure there is nothing blocking the drawer. All of these problems can also be solved by professional appliance repair Staten Island engineers.
Pilot Ignition Oven Systems
The pilot ignition surface burner works without a thermocouple. The valve is opened manually by the person who is using the stove. When the person turns the knob the gas is released by at the correct flow rate, dictated by the knob setting. Next, the gas is released through some holes in the burners. This ignites a couple of pilot flames, each for different burners on the top of the stove. If you allow the ignition tube in this kind of oven to get food built up in it, this might reduce the stoves ability to light the flame. An easy fix for this might be to just use a needle to clean the little holes in the burner which might get the grime cleared out of them. You can also change the size of the flame by using a screw control on the tubing that supplies the gas. This can help you to control how big the flame gets as well as control the temperature. You can get the pilot ignition oven system fixed if required by appliance repair specialists in Staten Island.