If you are experiencing an issue with your gas cooktop and are in need of our gas cooktop repair service in Chicago, IL, then contact AAA Appliance today and let our professional certified gas stove technicians get you back up and running.
SIGNS YOU NEED GAS COOKTOP REPAIR SERVICE
When you’re cooking with gas, it’s important to make sure your stovetop is properly working. If not, you can encounter a major problem that could lead to flare-ups or even an explosion.
To avoid situations like these, contact AAA Appliance Service Center for your gas cooktop maintenance at (866) 966-1950 if you live in the Chicago-area and are experiencing the following problems with your gas stovetop:
- Burner won’t light.
- Pilot light that is out.
- Weak flame.
- Odor of gas.
- Noisy burner.
Gas cooktop ranges have one of the best life expectancies of any major kitchen appliance, lasting approximately 15 years. Electric ranges are not far behind, with a typical lifespan of 10 to 13 years, depending on how well they are maintained.
If your range has already reached the halfway point of its lifespan (7.5 years for gas, 6.5 years for electric), it may be better to replace it rather than repair it.
While gas ranges last an average of 15 years, electric ranges last about 13 years. Gas stoves also have lower overall operating costs, making them more affordable than electric stoves, which is why some people prefer to stick with the gas option.
It's most likely a problem with your burner. The three most common reasons for your burner not staying lit are listed below.
- Flame Sensor Isn't Working
The flame sensor is in charge of controlling the gas flow to the burner. When the pilot light ignites the burner, the flame sensor detects the flame and keeps the gas line open so that fuel can continue to be fed to the burner. A faulty sensor will not detect the flame and, as a result, will not open the gas line to keep the burner running.
- Gas Line Obstruction
If your burner lights briefly before going out, you may have a blockage in the gas valve. The gas line is responsible for supplying fuel to the burner and keeping it lit. A total blockage frequently prevents the burner from lighting at all. A partial blockage, on the other hand, will allow the burner to light but not provide enough fuel to keep it lit.
- Pressure Sensor Malfunction
On more modern systems, a pressure switch is a safety feature. If it detects that your system's venting pressure is incorrect, it will shut down your heating system to prevent poisonous gas from venting into your home. This isn't a problem with your burners, but from your perspective, it may appear that the burner is having difficulty staying lit.
Did You Know?
- If the cooktop does not light immediately, try cleaning your burner holes and igniter.
- Food residue can clog for burners which will cause them to not light automatically.
- Use a stiff toothbrush (without water or cleaning solutions) to clean the burner and the igniter to remove any grease or crumbs.
- Use a needle or toothpick to get food out of hard-to-reach places, like the burner holes.
- Call for gas cooktop maintenance if cleaning your burner does not seem to help. Your igniter may be broken and need replacement.