At Bell’s Appliance Service, we install, repair, and maintain your household appliances in and around Jacksonville and Greenville, North Carolina. You can expect professional and reliable maintenance work from our trained and experienced crew members every time. We’re a locally owned, family-operated business and we’re excited to help with all your household appliance needs.
Any time one of your household appliances breaks, you have to go through the process of figuring out how to repair it all over again. We’re here to help! If you’re having issues with either your oven or stove (or both!), you’ve come to the right place. We’re here to help you decide whether to repair or replace your broken oven or stove.
Oven and Stove Repair Cost
Here are some cost variables to keep in mind when figuring out the price of a repair:
- Gas ovens cost more to fix than electric.
- Fixing an in wall oven is more expensive than a freestanding unit.
- When appliance technicians need to travel further to get to the oven, it will cost more.
How do you replace an oven igniter?
The igniter is behind the oven plate and isn’t too difficult to replace:
- Unplug your oven or cut the power before starting to work.
- Remove the base cover screws, found at the back of the oven plate, and pull the plate out.
- Look at how the igniter is installed (you might even want to take a picture) before removing it.
- Take out the existing igniter and carefully put in the new one. Keep in mind that igniters are delicate and could break easily if not handled carefully.
Some igniters are attached to the oven with wire nuts. If the wire nuts need replacing as well, make sure the ones you’re using are metal (plastic will melt).
How does an oven igniter work?
Igniters are electrically powered until they heat up. They’ll glow red with heat and ignite gas to continue powering and heating the burner.
Igniters work in tandem with the safety valve. Unless the igniter is glowing, the valve won’t open and gas won’t reach the burners.
How do I know if my oven element is bad?
You can tell if the heating element (located at the bottom of your oven) is working by turning on the oven and checking to see if it glows red.
Why does my stove work but not my oven?
If the stove is working but your oven is not, the sensor, internal fuse, thermostat or control board could have an issue. The problem might also be as simple as a broken wire.
DIY vs. Hire a Professional
Especially with gas stoves, it’s best to work with a professional. They have the experience that drastically reduces the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.
But even when it comes to electric ovens, it’s still good to call a pro. There’s always some inherent danger working with electricity. Plus, you don’t want to make a mistake on a DIY repair and then have to pay even more for a new oven.