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By MyPros Staff

Do you have a gas oven or an electric oven? The type can make all the difference in oven repair. Long Beach homeowners should consider the type before they make any decisions about repairing their appliance. Once they do, however they’ll find the process much easier than they ever suspected. Unlike many other home appliances, ovens are actually designed to be quickly disassembled and easily repaired.

Many problems can be prevented by cleaning the burners. First turn off the power supply, then remove the burner and soak it in detergent. Turn the gas back on only after the burner has been completely dried and reinstalled. Another common problem is a broken door gasket. Run your hand over the edge of the oven without touching it – if you feel the heat, the gasket is broken. Just unscrew the gasket (with the heat turned off, of course), then clean the unit out and replace it with a new gasket. If the light burns out, just replace it with a new one by finding a suitable replacement based on wattage.
If the oven is receiving power but doesn’t work, there’s still no reason to worry about expensive oven repair. Long Beach residents could easily change the fuse in such situations by looking under the cooktop of the unit. If the fuse has blown, just unscrew the old fuse and place in a new one of the same make. If it has a circuit breaker, reset the unit.
One must also consider the flame in the gas-light ovens, which ought to have a blue tip and respond easily to changes brought about by the twisting of the nobs. If the flame is orange, it’s not receiving enough air; if the flame is too large and making a noise, it’s receiving too much air. However, many new units don’t have lights, but an electrical charge that ignites the gas.
Among appliances, the oven is perhaps the easiest to deal with. That doesn’t mean an expert shouldn’t be consulted.

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