Having a broken stove before some special event like family dinner or holiday can be a rather unappealing experience.
GE appliances are one of the most trusted brands in the United States. But despite their quality, there might be some unpleasant issues. Let’s learn more about the most common problems among our customers and how to fix them.
Some problems can be unique for your specific GE stove model, but there are some common problems among all residential stoves. Firstly, you need to determine whether your stove maintains the appropriate temperature and does not overheat. If you have a gas stove, check if gas flows properly and electrodes produce an electric spark. Also, examine your burners as they might be clogged with food debris. If you noticed at least one of these problems, this post is for you!
Check your stove knobs. If you recently removed the knobs to clean them, make sure you installed them correctly. Sometimes this is enough to fix your appliance. If your knobs are okay, consider checking other parts. It is a good idea to perform a continuity test for the surface heating element. Disassemble the top of your stove to access the heating coils. Check if there is continuity using the multimeter. If the heating element does not have continuity, it might be broken or worn out. Consider calling an appliance repairman to replace it. The next part you should check is the control switch. Its function is to shut down the power when the stove is overheating. To replace the switch you need to pull off the control knob, remove the screws and transfer the wires to the new switch.
If you are experiencing problems with the gas stove, you need to check igniter electrodes. To replace the faulty part, you need to remove the burner element caps and basis. Then, after removing the main top, disconnect the wires from the spark electrode module. After disassembling the electrode mounting bracket, you are ready to replace the igniter. The next part worth checking is the gas inlet valve. If it is faulty, the gas will not flow properly. You can try to adjust the gas valve, using the user manual, but we strongly recommend to call a professional for this job due to its difficulty and danger. Finally, the problem might be simply related to the clogged burner caps.
Cleaning your GE stove is extremely important for maintaining your appliance in a good working condition. To prevent issues and increase the lifespan of your appliance, you need to perform cleaning at least once every two weeks. If you have a gas GE stove, you need to clean the burner element.
Remove all the burner caps and soak them in warm soapy water for 20 minutes. Then, scrub the food debris, using a brush. It is a good idea to clean the grates too. Spray vinegar on the grates and wipe them down with a clean cloth. Finally, you can clean the burner holes using a pin or needle. Be sure the gas is not flowing during the cleaning.