Cooktops can be either gas or electric and are made to fit into or on top of cabinets and other surfaces. Typically, cooktops have four or more burners and a series of control knobs that regulate burner temperatures. Over time and with consistent use, cooktops may need to be repaired. Common problems many people report are burners not turning on, indicator lights remaining lit, igniters not generating sparks, or burners being too hot. Fast Appliance Repair is available to come to your home and assess any issues you may be having with your cooktop. Most cooktop repair jobs can be done same day.
Common Cooktop Problems
Grate: The grate goes over the burner and is keeps pots and pans from sitting directly on the flame. If you have a glass cooktop, you will not have grates for your burners. Grates may need replacement over time if they are scratched or broken. A broken grate can prevent the use of the cooktop.
Burner Cap: Burner caps sit underneath the grate on top of the burner head. Clean burner caps help avoid uneven flames. If burner caps are not properly positioned or are malfunctioning, the burner will not light.
Drip Pan: Drip pans are positioned underneath the burner and catch any overflow from pots and pans. They protect the cooktop from being damaged while cooking. If a drip pan becomes overburdened with food residue, it can create a fire hazard.
Burner Head: Burner heads reside under burner caps and regulate the cooktop flame. The slots on burner heads can become clogged beyond cleaning and may eventually need replacing.