If a burner on your range isn't working, the problem could be a bad element. An element can burn out, and when it does, it has to be replaced. Replacing an element on a smooth top range is different from replacing an element on a traditional electric range since the elements in a smooth top are hidden. Here's how a range repair professional replaces a bad surface element in a smooth top and traditional range.
Replace A Smooth Top Surface Element
The top of a smooth top range is removed to get to the burners. The top is held in place with screws that are taken out so the top comes loose. Once that happens, it is placed on a table and opened up.
The burners of a smooth top range are enclosed between the smooth top and a metal back. These are held together with screws that are taken out. Once the two pieces are separated, the smooth surface is set aside. The burner elements are attached to the metal back panel, and the elements are removed and replaced when needed.
The range repair professional may check the bad burner first with a multimeter to verify the problem is with the element. The repair person can also sometimes tell by looking at the element if it is burned out.
Once the bad element is disconnected from the wiring and pulled out, a new one is put in and wired. After that, the smooth top is reassembled and screwed back on top of the range. From here, your burner should work again like when it was new.
Replace A Coil Element On A Traditional Range
Replacing a coil element is a quick and easy type of range repair. However, the repair person needs to verify the problem is with the element and not another part that controls the coil. Once it's been verified that the problem is with the coil, the coil is taken out.
A coil element is removed easily by tilting it up and pulling it out of a socket much like you pull out a plug. The new element is then plugged in and lowered into the range.
It's inconvenient to have a burner out of operation on your range, especially if it's large and requires large pans to cook with. A range repair professional can replace or repair a bad element no matter what kind your range has so you can start cooking again with ease. Contact a range repair service to learn more.