How to Clean a Self-Cleaning Oven in 6 Steps

If you are like me, you put off cleaning the oven for as long as possible. Thankfully, if you have a self-cleaning oven, the oven will do most of the hard work. When set to self-clean, a self-cleaning oven heats to above 800 degrees Fahrenheit, reducing oven residue to ash, which can then be easily wiped away. However, many people …

Why Is It Recommended to Avoid an Oven’s Self-Clean?

Any appliance repair technician will stress cleaning and maintaining your appliance. However, it seems a little counterintuitive that some will also recommend not using the self-clean on your oven. This doesn’t mean that you should avoid cleaning your oven altogether, but rather it means you shouldn’t take the easiest avenue in doing so. What is Wrong With an Oven’s Self-Clean? …

How to Replace the Spark Ignition Switch on a Maytag Gas Stove

While your Maytag gas stove burns gas as fuel, it uses an electric spark for the initial ignition. The spark ignition switch is what will trigger that spark. However, if your gas burners are not lighting, then it is likely that the spark ignition switch is the part that is malfunctioning. It is no longer sending the correct signal that …

How to Clean Between the Glass on Your Oven Door

Have you scrubbed both sides of your oven door only to find that the glass still dirty? Don’t continue to grind at the glass. Your issue is most likely not the outside of the glass, but rather the inside of it. Oven doors aren’t typically one solid sheet of glass. For better insulation, they are typically two sheets of glass …

What Do Odd Smells Coming From My Oven Mean?

An oven is generally a pretty smell-free appliance. As such, if you are experiencing smells coming from it, strong enough to make you take note, then there is an issue. Luckily, there is only a small handful of smells that can manifest, so tracking down the issue is pretty simple. Burnt Food Smell This smell is easy, and usually not …

When Should You Replace the Thermostat in Your KitchenAid Oven

As your KitchenAid oven model KSGG700EWH heats up, the thermostat inside the oven cavity sends voltage to the oven fan. When the appliance begins to cool, a properly functioning thermostat will cease sending voltage, meaning the fan will stop spinning. A symptom of a faulty thermostat is not cutting off power to the oven fan, which causes the fan to continue operating …

What Causes a Burner to Click After Ignition?

When you light your gas stove burners, a small amount of gas is released and spread under the burner cap. A sparking ignition then lights that gas. When the ignition is creating a spark, you will hear an audible clicking sound. However, after the gas is lit, the click will stop as the ignition sparks stop. One of the many …

How to Safely Replace a Convection Fan Motor

Replacing a convection fan motor is somewhat basic for most oven repair. This tutorial, however, pertains specifically to the KitchenAid Double Oven Electric Range, model #KFED500ESSOR.  Before we examine how to remove and replace the convection fan motor, we should discuss a few dynamics of the convection oven style of cooking that you may or may not know.  What is a Convection …

Why Do The Coils On Your Stove Keep Moving Around

If you have an electric stove, then the coils should be fairly immobile on the appliance. In truth, because they plug into the stove, they should wiggle a little bit for flexibility, but ultimately don’t move around after you set heavy pans on them. However, if you find the coils on your stove are a bit wiggly even with pans, …

How to Fix a Broken Light in Your Oven

A broken light isn’t exactly the biggest impediment to your oven’s function, but it can be annoying. Every time you need to check for that golden brown doneness, there will be no light to help you. That means you need to take out the food, examine it, and put it back in. All of this is done while your oven …