If you prefer, you can email us as well for an stove repair appointment in Brooklyn, Queens or Bronx. In the email please include your name, phone number, zip code and brief details of the problem that you are experiencing with your stove. As soon as we receive the email we will contact you, so that you can schedule your stove repair appointment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.
We service and repair all stove brands and models:
- Magic Chef
- Montgomery Wards
- Speed Queen
- Jenn Air
- Kitchen Aid
The information below will help you to become more familiar with your stove. It will also help you to use your stove in the most effective and efficient ways. This way you will be able to save money on utility expenses and to extend the life of your stove.
IMPORTANT: Do not try to use your own skills and get involved in any stove repairs that you are not familiar and experienced with. Ninety-nine percent of the time when you repair stove you deal with water and electricity and if you don’t know what you are doing this could be a dangerous mix. It could literally kill you! Do not take chances with your safety. The information below is strictly for educational purposes. We strongly encourage you not to getting involved with any stove repairs on your own. All stove repairs demand experience and professional training with gas or electrical systems and can become very dangerous if you don’t have the knowledge for repairs. For professional help stove repair in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx call us any time at:
MORE ABOUT YOUR STOVE
Access to stove control panel can be gained from front in many cases. Opening is drilled in trim at bottom, so retaining screw can easily be reached. Power must be turned off before panels are removed. Snap-up top featured on many stoves allows easy access for both servicing and cleaning. Be sure the power is turned off before opening stoves top or otherwise exposing any connections. Terminal block on stoves connects pigtail (range cord) to range wiring. In most localities, middle (neutral) conductor is fastened to cabinet as shown to provide positive ground. Check with your local power company if this is not permitted in your area, stoves cabinet must be grounded to neutral wire with ground strap or to cold water line with external ground wire, or by using both methods. Icy check five-position switch, check wiring diagram and test for continuity across closed contacts with witch in each position. Since stoves switches, are sealed, and cannot be repaired, defective stoves switch must be replaced. Many surface stoves simply unplug from their receptacle. By raising stoves in front and pulling away from receptacle, stove is easily removed for testing with the VOM.
Before discussing these, we want to remind you that all safety organizations discourage do-it-yourself repairs to any home gas appliance. Because of the twin dangers of explosion and asphyxiation, this is a sensible precaution. But if you understand the operations of a gas stoves you can at least make certain it is being used in the most efficient manner and know when to call your gas company for service. In gas ranges the simplest and most common type of control device for the surface stove is a valve which has a plug between the manifold where the gas enters and the tube approaching the stove burner. At turn off position the hole between the two sections is closed. At stove high position it's completely open, simply a drilled passageway through file plug. As the stove burner is turned toward the lower setting, less and less of this passageway is exposed to limit the gas flow info the burner front the manifold. This, too, provides an infinite heat arrangement into file burner.
While the stove valve itself is simple enough, the flow of the gas broil through the mixing chamber to the burner is somewhat more complex. Primary air is admitted through a shutter near the orifice to mix with the gas on the way to the burner, and at the burner itself; the burner is designed to admit secondary air to make the flame more efficient and concentrated in the right places.
The adjustment of the air shutter is quite important. Yellowness in the flame indicates an excess of carbon, usually caused by a lack of sufficient air. On the other hand, a hard flame which may even pull away from the burner ports is caused by too much air. The best way to set it is to open the shutter as far as it will go, giving a hard flame.
Then turn the shutter in until the flame has a definite blue cone but a soft one with no traces of yellow. This should be the most efficient operating position for the gas burner.
Even with the correct amounts of gas and air mixture flowing to the burner, there still must be something to ignite it. Common practice in the past has been to have one or two standing pilots with tubes, called "Zip tubes" or "flash tubes," leading from the pilot to the burner.