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Range burner not working

Common reasons your range burner not working

The most common reasons your range burner is not working are a bad switch, faulty igniter or a cracked ceramic glass top.

  • 27%

    27% of the time it's the
    Surface Element Switch

  • 22%

    22% of the time it's the

  • 16%

    16% of the time it's the
    Ceramic Glass Cooktop

  • 35%

    35% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common range repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these range parts may fix your problem.

    Surface Element Switch Replacement

    A defective surface element switch may present challenges in turning the surface element on or off, or you might detect a loose or wobbly sensation in the switch shaft. This faulty switch could lead to inconsistent heating or hinder the element from reaching the desired temperature. At times, the surface element may fail to activate altogether, or it could persist in heating even after the control has been turned off, posing a safety risk. If you suspect that the switch on your range is faulty, it's recommended to have a Sears Home Services professional inspect the switch for you.

    Igniter Replacement

    Dealing with a faulty range igniter can impede a burner from igniting, resulting in no heat from the bake or broil burner in the oven, or from a surface burner. Lighting the burner may prove difficult, requiring multiple attempts for ignition. The igniter might emit a clicking sound without successfully lighting the gas, signaling a malfunction. At times, the igniter may not produce any visible spark. Igniter failure can lead to delayed ignition, noticeable as a delay between turning the knob and the burner lighting.

    Ceramic Glass Cooktop Replacement

    A cracked ceramic glass cooktop on a range can notably affect the radiant element's performance, including its heating capability. The crack can jeopardize the cooktop's integrity, causing uneven heat distribution on the burner. This can lead to areas that are too hot or too cold, impacting cooking consistency. Moreover, the cracked surface can impede the burner's heat transfer efficiency, diminishing its effectiveness. Additionally, the crack poses safety concerns as it might expose electrical components beneath the cooktop. It's essential to have a Sears Home Services professional promptly address a cracked ceramic glass cooktop.

    What to expect when you experience a range burner not working issue

    How is the burner not working problem addressed?

    Fixing most issues with burners not working typically requires replacing the surface element switch, igniter, or ceramic glass cooktop. However, since there can be various underlying causes, a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for resolving the problem accurately. Understanding the exact issue is essential for determining the cost of repairs.

    Recommendations for a range burner that is not working

    If a range burner is not working, there can be many possible reasons. Avoid replacing unneeded parts by having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem and fix the problem.

    What to be mindful of with a range burner not working diagnosis

    Appliances today have advanced electronic components, making DIY repairs challenging. Merely replacing parts without employing appropriate diagnostic techniques is unlikely to resolve your range problem effectively. Over the past decade, appliances have significantly evolved, with many models featuring intricate parts that are hard to assess.

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