We repair all models and brands of oven in Washington DC and the surrounding cities regardless of the age of the oven range or stove. If you have a dead oven or the cooktop is not getting hot enough or for any other problems with your ove, we are ready to help. Just call our local number and let us do the rest in order to bring your appliance back to normal working condition.
Oven door bangs open when the oven burner is ignited. The door flies open when a mini explosion occurs due to gas build up caused by delayed ignition. This is almost always a sure sign of a dirty ignition tube. The burner tube through which the the flame flows from the pilot has been plugged. You will find that this tube has a little end piece with a hole in it. This piece can be removed and cleaned. You will notice that the burner tube also has a slit in it which goes from one side of the tube to the other-. This slit allows the gas to burn on both sides of the, burner tube. You can clean this slit with a razor blade, allowing the gas to escape and burn evenly.
PROBLEM: The tube is clean and the oven burner still is not igniting properly.
If the oven still is not igniting properly, you may have to replace the oven safety valve. This is one of the most common failures on a gas stove. The oven safety valve is mounted inside and against the back wall in your oven. The oven safety valve contains an orifice which feeds gas to the burner tube. The burner tube leads to it and joins into it. The first thing to do is to check to see any lose electric wires attached to the safety valve. If there are no wires, you have a mercury operating valve. You will see that it contains a small tube leading from it to the pilot flame. Make certain that tube has not fallen out of its holder, and that the pilot flame engulfs the end of the tube when the pilot is turned on. If you see that the tube has fallen out of its holder, you should be able to put it back into position with no problem. To check to see if the safety valve is the problem, you will need a propane type cigarette lighter. Turn the oven thermostat up to 300° F. You will notice the pilot flame becomes larger. This additional flame and heat should expand the mercury in the small tube and open the safety valve allowing gas to flow into the burner tube. If it doesn’t, add the flame of your cigarette lighter to the extend pilot flame. This additional flame and heat should expand the Mercury in the small tube and open the safety valve allowing gas to How into burner. If the burner ignites, change the oven safety Valve.
After you have removed the safety valve, tap the open end in the palm of your hand to make the mercury beads show themselves. If you can see the beads, it is another sign the safety valve has to be replaced. You can pick up the safety valve in the parts department your favorite appliance store. Replacing the safety valve is simple.
1. Shut off the gas supply to the range.
2. Remove the fitting from the end of the valve.
3. Look for three screws. Two hold the valve in place, and one small screw holds the mercury tube in its holder. Carefully unscrew the screws and lift out the old safety valve and replace it with the new.
4. Use care when positioning the new safety valve, that you do not break the end of the small capillary tube when placing it into its holder. Make sure that it is fitted properly, so that the pilot flame engulfs it.
Don’t just throw the old safety valve into the garbage. Mercury is a very hazardous contaminant and will harm the environment. Call city hall and find out where it should be taken for proper disposal.
On average, you can expect your electric oven to last 13 years, these days, and your gas oven to last 15.
That’s an easy one – unless your oven is over 15 years old, you should always move in favor of a repair, rather than a replacement. … Oven ranges should usually last you around 10 to 15 years, so if your oven is over 15 years old, now could be an appropriate time to consider a full oven replacement.