What to Do if Your Stove Won’t Work

Whether you’re making dinner just for yourself or getting ready for a big dinner party, turning on your stove only to find that none of the burners will work can easily send you into panic mode. If your stove is suddenly not working, follow these steps to see if you can fix the problem on your own or if you need to call in a professional.

1. Check your fuse box. Occasionally, power surges can blow fuses and trip breakers, so the best place to start your search is with your electrical control box. Reset the breakers or check the fuses and then try to turn the stove on again. If the stove still does not work, continue to the next step.

2. Examine the other appliances in your kitchen. Are other appliances in the same area functioning properly? If not, the problem is likely with your wiring and not with the range. Consult an electrician or your electric company for help. If the other appliances are functioning, continue to the next step.

3. Make sure the stove is plugged in and check the cord. Even gas stoves require electricity to run, so you’ll want to make sure that your stove is plugged in and that the cord that runs from the stove to the outlet is not burned or worn. If you cannot access your stove’s cord, the cord is worn or there appears to be no problem with the cord or the plug, you should contact an appliance repairman. Our team at Matic Service is ready to assist you. Give us a call to schedule a service visit.