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Common Faults & Problems with Gas Cookers

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Common Faults & Problems with Gas Cookers

Gas oven repair

Although they’re becoming less popular in British kitchens many people still prefer gas cookers because they’re cheaper to run and gas hobs provide great instantaneous heat control.

There are thus still plenty of gas cookers around, and also plenty of things that can go wrong with them, particularly if they are not regularly maintained, cleaned and serviced.

Let’s look at some of the problems our Capital Repairs engineers come across most frequently with gas cookers – particularly gas ovens:

Of course the burners in most modern gas ovens ignite automatically when you turn the oven on. If this doesn’t happen then there is probably a loose connection somewhere in the control module, or a fault with the igniter itself. If the burners won’t light at all, even using a match, they could be blocked with grease and debris, or there may even be an obstruction in the gas line or gas supply. Note that the same applies to the gas burners on a gas hob – if they won’t light they’re not receiving a supply of gas for some reason. Professional investigation is needed. Gas appliances are dangerous and should only be worked on by a qualified member of the Gas Safe Register.

If your gas oven is not cooking evenly, failing to reach the required temperature, or experiencing temperature fluctuations then you need to find out why. It could be that the temperature sensor/thermostat inside the oven is not working properly, or has been moved so that it is touching the wall of the oven affecting its ability to measure the internal temperature accurately. If the thermostat is faulty it will need to be recalibrated or replaced.

This is a serious problem because if the door is not closing correctly the oven will be losing heat, reducing its efficiency and increasing its workload. The main cause is usually faulty door hinges and/or springs, and the problem can be rectified by replacing these. A perished, worn or loose door seal could also be a cause of the door not fitting properly, or if there is a door catch it may have worn out and you’ll need a new one fitted.

Quite rightly you ought to be alarmed if smoke billows from your gas cooker during its operation. Not only will the smoke make the cooking food taste appalling, but it will certainly impact on the breathing of everyone in the house as well as possibly be a pre-cursor to oven failure or a fire.

If the oven is brand new a little smoke may be normal when it is first turned on – check the manual to see if the appliance needs “burning in”. A smoking oven at any other time simply means that something is burning. Most likely it is either food remains that have been dropped in the oven or splattered grease that is being incinerated, and might even catch fire. The solution is to manually clean the oven thoroughly – preferably with natural cleaning agents rather than chemicals.

If you detect the smell of gas emanating from your gas cooker at any time, whether it is in use or not, don’t hesitate to turn off the gas supply immediately at source, ventilate the house and call for professional help. This could be a very dangerous situation. A gas leak can cause unpleasant symptoms in humans and pets, and there is the risk of a spark causing a fire or explosion. A gas leak can be caused by things like damage to the fuel line, a faulty connector or worn seals.

If you experience any problems with your gas cooker in the London area or across the Home Counties, Capital Repairs has a band of experienced, qualified gas-safe registered engineers ready, willing and waiting to come out to diagnose and fix your gas cooker.

Capital Repairs offer washing machinedishwasherfridge freezersmicrowavesgas and electric ovens. View our dedicated pages for washing
machine repairs, dishwasher repairs, oven repairs , view the various locations we service. You can call us on 0208 429 3727, email us on repairs@capitalrepairs.co.uk or use our contact form.  

Capital Repairs during COVID-19

In light of the current situation in London and surrounding areas we would like to reassure all our customers that we are open and doing the best we can to respond to all repair requests. We have taken all the recommended precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and customers by following rigorous hygiene and social distancing practices..

We know that if your appliances break down you will need them fixed fast especially if fridges have medication in them and we intend to work as hard as possible to ensure we can do exactly that. With this in mind we would like to reassure you that under no circumstances would we send any of our engineers to your property if they were showing or had been in contact with anyone who had shown symptoms of COVID 19.
We are offering local delivery on all our new appliances so please contact us if you need to discuss any repair or purchase.

This is a fast moving situation and we will update as per government advice but as of 24/3/2020 we are operating as normal for emergency repairs.

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