Want to avoid a costly range repair? Here are a few simple tips for maintaining your range:

  • Spot-clean stains in your oven and on your range right after cooking
  • When spot-cleaning doesn’t cut it, run the self-clean cycle
  • Do not cover the oven bottom with foil; it can damage the liner

My range:

doesn’t work at all

  • Check for a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse.
  • Make sure there is power coming to the wall outlet by plugging something else in or using a voltmeter.

Top burner doesn’t work

Check to make sure the burner is clean and not clogged.

The oven is not baking or broiling

Make sure the controls are set properly.

The oven light is not on

Try tightening or replacing the bulb.

I smell gas

Leave the house immediately and call 911.