If you need help from qualified technicians, turn to Nationwide Appliance Repairs. Over the years, we have serviced and repaired countless cooktops for customers throughout Australia, from Melbourne to Adelaide to Perth and other regions. As a leading cooktop repair and service company in Australia, we have a great sense of appreciation in being able to help our customers with answers to common questions regarding cooktop repairs.
A cooktop is a vital and reliable appliance in your kitchen, and it makes cooking easy and convenient. However, just like other household appliances, cooktops too can develop different problems that can affect your cooking hence requiring repair.
If your electric cooktop won’t turn on, check the connection to make sure it’s properly plugged in. If the cooktop is plugged in, check whether the outlet is defective using a multimeter or by plugging another appliance. If these tests fail and you confirm that the outlet is faulty, contact an electrician to fix the outlet. However, if your outlet is not defective, but the cooktop still doesn’t turn on, there could be other issues with the appliance. This will require the intervention of a certified technician.
If you turn on your cooktop and notice sparks from your electric cooktop, it is usually a sign of damage to the heating elements. Sparks are dangerous and call for immediate repair. Heating elements can get damaged by excessive weight or temperature. The sparks can also be brought about by loose wire connections around the coil burners. Call a repair technician as soon as you notice the sparks.
If you use your cooktop on a regular basis, it’s normal for the coils to wear out. Signs of a damaged electric coil include cracks, bubbles, and blisters. The coils will also not heat up when you turn on the cooktop. Unfortunately, these coils cannot be repaired, but can only be replaced. Replacing the coils requires qualified technicians who have the technical know-how, therefore, contact one.
Most cooktops have indicator lights or displays which show you the temperature settings. If the displays or indicator lights don’t turn on, the likely problem is a defective control switch, and a professional can help you fix the switch. In other cases, the problem could be burned-out bulbs which you’ll just have to replace.
Electric cooktops are popular among homeowners mainly because they offer accurate temperature settings. If you cannot regulate the temperature, you might have problems cooking and end up spoiling your dinner. The most common cause is a defective infinite switch which controls the flow of electricity to the coils. It could also be a problem with the internal ignition switch. Both of these issues can be fixed by an experienced cooktop repair technician.
Modern cooktops are fitted with a porcelain or glass cover which is susceptible to cracking due to constant heating and cooling. If you accidentally pour cold liquid on the cover when hot, the top can crack due to the sudden cooling. Also, the top can crack if heavy items drop on it. In this case, the cooktop cover will need to be replaced, and a professional will ensure the job is done right.
If your cooktop is getting power, but the coils don’t heat when you turn the appliance on, it’s likely that there’s a loose connection between the cooktop and the coils. The coils may become loose due to the use of saucepan and pots which are too big for the coils. Therefore, you’ll need to install the coils properly for them to receive power. Another issue could be with the cooktop’s internal ignition switch. Resolving these issues yourself can be a challenge hence is best left to the professionals.
If the igniter is clicking in the off position, check the knob to ensure it’s completely off and popped out. However, it’s common to hear several burners clicking when you attempt to light only one burner. Igniters may also click in multiple places due to moisture after cleaning. Therefore, ensure the unit is dry before you try igniting.
If your cooktop is not working properly, check if the knobs are properly set. They should be depressed before positioning to a setting. Also, check if the coil elements are inserted correctly. Sometimes the control lock may be accidentally set hence hinder the cooktop from starting. Therefore, make sure the control lock is unlocked.
This is a common question that customers ask our technicians. If your surface burners don’t ignite, it could be because the burners are wet. If the burners are wet from recent cleaning, they may not ignite, and you’ll need to allow them to dry or blow cool air on them using a hairdryer. Another possible reason is if the ports on the burners are clogged. To unclog them, refer to the owner’s manual for cleaning recommendations. Also, check if the gas connection is correctly connected.
Nationwide Appliance Repairs is dedicated to providing prompt services to our customers so they can return to normal operation as quickly as possible. Mostly, we are able to schedule a day and time of the repair when you book. However, during busy times, we might need to coordinate all our customers and may ask you to give us 2 preference times. We also offer same day service if you contact us before 12 pm AEST.
A number of signs can tell you when your cooktop needs repair. Some of them include non-functional burners, heating issues, smelling gas, glass breakage, and uneven cooking of food. If you see these warnings, contact a professional technician to repair the cooktop as it can be dangerous.
The price of a glass cooktop replacement varies depending on the model of the cooktop. Generally, the price ranges between $150 and $500, or higher. If you know the model number, you can check the price on our webshop.
Scratches are a common problem in cooktops. For the minor scratches, you can remove them using baking soda and water. However, you should avoid scrubbing the glass with abrasive materials.
If there’s anything you’d like to ask us regarding cooktop repairs, please feel free to contact us by email or phone. Nationwide Appliance Repairs representatives are always happy to answer your questions about any appliance, our company and how we can help you.