Problems With Your Electric Stove? Signs It's Time To Call An Electrician

If you have gas-powered appliances in your kitchen, you can use any appliance repair service. But, if you own electric appliances, you owe it to yourself to hire an electrician for the job. Electrical repairs need specialised handling, especially where your appliances are concerned. One mistake and you could end up with even bigger problems. Also, with electricity, you need to worry about electrical codes and compliance. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to know when your electric stove needs repairs. Read the list provided below. If you're dealing with any of the situations described here, it's time to contact an electrician. Your electric stove needs immediate repairs. 

The Stove Makes a Ticking Sound

When you have a gas stove, you expect some light ticking when you turn the knob. That sound is the gas flowing through to the burners. But, when you have an electric stove, you shouldn't hear any ticking sounds. If your electric stove is making a ticking sound, you need to call an electrician as soon as possible. The ticking sound could be a sign that the wiring is damaged on your stove. Or, there might be an electrical malfunction that needs repairs. 

There's No Power to the Burners

If you've lost all power to your electric stove, the first thing you need to do is check the power cord. It might have come loose from the outlet. If the power cord is secure, the outlet might have malfunctioned. Try plugging something else into the outlet. If the outlet works, it's time to call an electrician. Lack of power to your stove is a sign that there's an electrical problem that needs to be addressed. 

There's an Electrical Odour

If your stove has an unusual odour, check the burners. Unusual odours are often caused by burning food. This is especially true if you've dropped food onto the heating element. If your stove smells like burnt electrical wiring, you need to call for help right away. Unplug your stove, and call an electrician. Electrical odours are often caused by damaged wiring. If not taken care of quickly, you could be at risk for an electrical fire. 

The Circuit Keeps Tripping

If your electric stove shuts off unexpectedly, check the circuit breakers. A short in your electric stove could cause the circuit to trip from time to time. If the circuit trips, it could shut off power to other appliances in your kitchen. This is especially true for the appliances that share the same circuit. Luckily, an electrician can take care of the repairs to your stove and to your circuit breakers.

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Electrical Dos and Don'ts In The Home When it comes to renovating a home, there are a lot of things you can do, and quite a few you should not! I am renovating my first home, and I have learned a lot simply by watching home handyman videos. However, when it comes to electrical work, I am limited by both safety and legal restrictions. My electrician will do the brunt of the rewiring work, but I am using this blog to help you identify causes of electrical faults; so you can bring to the attention of your own electrician. I will also discuss the basics of home electrical systems, such as what circuit breakers do, so you have a better idea where to start looking when the power goes out.