An electric stove not heating up can be a real inconvenience, especially if you’re in the middle of cooking dinner. In this blog post, we will discuss some common reasons why your electric stove might not be heating up, as well as some solutions that you can try.
1. The Element Won’t Light
One common reason why your electric stove may not be heating up is because the element won’t light. This could be due to a number of reasons, such as a blown fuse or a tripped circuit breaker. If you suspect that this is the problem, check your home’s fuse box or circuit breaker and reset it if necessary.
If the element still won’t light after you’ve reset the fuse or circuit breaker, it may be because the element itself is defective and will need to be replaced. Another possibility is that there is something wrong with the wiring between the element and the stove.
2. The Switch Is Defective
Another possibility is that the switch is defective. The switch is what controls the flow of electricity to the element, so if it’s not working properly, the element won’t heat up. You can try replacing the switch yourself, but if you’re not comfortable doing that, you should call an appliance repair company. Once you’ve replaced the switch, try turning on the stove again. If it still doesn’t work, there may be a problem with the wiring or another component of the stove.
3. The Wire Harness Is Damaged
The wire harness is what connects the various components of the stove to each other. If the wire harness is damaged, it can cause the stove to malfunction in a number of ways, including preventing the element from heating up. To repair a damaged wire harness, you will need to call an appliance repair company.
It’s not recommended to DIY wire harness repairs as it can be dangerous. If you’ve tried all of these solutions and your electric stove still isn’t heating up, the problem may be with the stove itself and you will need to call an appliance repair service. Electric stoves are complex appliances, so it’s best to leave repairs to the professionals.
4. The Control Board Burnt Out
The control board is responsible for sending power to the element. If the control board burnt out, it will need to be replaced. You can buy a replacement control board online or at a hardware store, or you can call a professional that will replace and provide the parts.
Second option is to send the control board to a lab that will test and fix it if possible. If your stove is still not working after replacing the control board, there may be a problem with the power supply or another component of the stove.
We hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any further questions, or if you need assistance with repairing your electric stove, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are always happy to help. Advance Appliance Repair located in North York, ON and available 24/7 a day 365 days a year.