Guide To The Most Common Appliances To Break

Oven Ranges

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Electric and gas oven ranges have unique failures depending on the type. Pilot light extinguishment or a clogged pilot light nozzle are the most common problems in gas ranges without an electric ignitor. Most range manufacturers provide instructions for lighting the pilot light. You need to follow these carefully! The instructions are often printed on the underside of the range cover that you must lift to access the pilot light. If it is apparent that little or no gas is coming out of the pilot hole, you need to clean debris from around the hole first. You can insert a small wire to do this! 

After cleaning the nozzle, follow the lighting instructions supplied by the manufacturer. A poor connection between the range coil and its electrical connector is commonly responsible for issues with electric ranges. After unplugging the range, you can remove the coil by unclipping a bracket where the coil meets the range, and pulling away from the connector with a slow, steady force. You can clean the electrical contacts of both the range and connector with an approved electrical parts cleaner before reinstalling!

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