A kitchen appliance with burners (cook top, stove top, hob) and an oven, typically used to heat foodstuffs.

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Stove Burner Gets too hot? But not switch

I bought my house a year ago and over that time we noticed the dual burner on the stove top (front burner, right side) seems to always get too hot even when the switch is set on low. We often end up ...
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cooktop burner cycling on and off

I have a Kitchenaid cooktop model KECC567 (5 burner model) with a 2 element burner that will not cycle on or off no matter what control switch setting is used. The 2 elements of the burner stay on ...
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Fire place and stove turning themselves off

A few months ago my stove starting randomly turning off. Now as of the last week or so my fire place is doing the same thing. Though my stove can sometimes take days to turn back on, my fire place ...
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magic chef gas stove no clicking, gfci is tripped, won't reset

just like usual, I cleaned the magic chef gas stove Under the top. the gfci in the next room went red, no clicking, no pilot, but it's clean. What's wrong?
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Is there a good reason NOT to reuse the power cord when replacing my electric range/oven?

I'm going to replace my house's original 1970's electric stove (oven+range). I'm pretty sure the store is going to try to sell me a power cord for an extra $20, which isn't a big deal but I'd rather ...
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How to repair an electronic igniter on a gas stove?

How can I repair an electing ignition on a gas stove that is intermittent?
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Gas stove radiates heat even when off

My relative rents an apartment with an old gas stove. Even when off, it radiates heat and is being told that the heat is caused by the pilot light. This is making it difficult to cool the apartment ...
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Gas stove/oven.. Not heating up correctly

Doesn't seem to be getting enough gas. You can only use one burner at a time. Oven glows but does not hear up..
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How do I relight the pilot light on my Magic Chef stove?

I have a Magic Chef stove (model: 31203KAW) which is not lighting/igniting. We're using a butane lighter to light the stove-top burners (the gas still flows) but I'm nervous about turning on the oven ...
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Ok, to have a gas stove near a window?

Usually stoves are positioned against a wall. Is there any reason why I can't have a stove near a window in the center of the room? The stove is currently in the position on the left, against the ...
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Stove Temperature Control broken

I have a (Simpson Mercury) electric stove - and 2 of the 4 elements do not work properly. They heat up, but it is not possible to set the appropriate temperature for them - they are either on or off. ...
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Size wire and breaker for a 220 v stove

Can I use a 14/4 600v thin type wire with a 30 amp breaker for a 220 v stove
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Electric Range Element Replacement

I've got an old Philco electric range that needs a couple of 6" elements replaced but parts are near impossible to find. The Philco elements have 3 wires while modern elements only use 2 wires. ...
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How does the oven door hinge work on a 1958 Moffat oven?

How does the oven door hinge mechanism on a 1958 Moffat range work? There is a roller protruding from the oven wall, but what rolls on it and where is that material connected to the oven door and to ...
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The hotplate light on my stove

Why won't the hotplate light on my stove turn off even though the hotplates are turned off. Is there an electrical fault. I have tried turning the power off and on but the light still comes on.
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How do I fix my melted stove top?

I was boiling water and turned the setting to highest, left it for less than five minutes and the next thing that happened our electricity fluctuated and our burner was on (a small) fire. I had to ...
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What type of copper pipe do I need for a typical LP gas range?

I need to buy ~25' of copper pipe to fix our badly kinked stove line. It looks similar to (but worse than) this pic: I won't be able to measure the pipe for a couple days and the guy at Lowes wasn'...
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Stove Knob adapter 8mm to 6mm?

My stove takes 6mm stove knobs but I bought 8mm stove knobs. Is there an adapter or something to make the 6mm shaft work with 8mm knobs?
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Gas stove whines/hums - is this a safety concern?

I am located in the United States and have a natural gas (not LP) range in my kitchen fed by a natural gas utility. Sometimes when I turn on my range, the appliance makes a whining or humming noise. ...
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Can a GFCI plug on the same circuit as a range cause a fault for power getting to the range plug?

I have a standard 220v plug for an electric range. There is also a GFCI plug along the same circuit but it is tripped and I cannot get it to reset. If the GFCI plug is tripped could that cause a ...
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Is my gas stove damaged?

The gas stove lights up but the flames don't come out from the ignition ports. It leaves from the bottom of the burner cap.
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Why did my cooktop trip the breaker when I cleaned it with too much water?

I have a problem with my miele built-in gas cooktop. I was cleaning it with baking soda and stabilized hydrogen peroxide, afterwards, I rinsed it with water. I was using too much water and one of the ...
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Frigidaire gas range - first use. Is it packing material?

Just got a Frigidaire gas range and the neighbor said when she used hers (same one) fire started because the packing material wasn't removed from the inside of the stove. I opened stove's door, ...
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How is a high altitude natural gas burner different?

What is the difference between high altitude natural gas burner and conventional low altitude gas burner and why high altitude natural gas burner are needed?
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Electric range burner functions erratically

I have a Kenmore electric range, model 790.94344700. I don't know how old it is; it came with the house. One of the 9" burners has been driving me insane. It's finicky to get to the temperature I ...
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Electric shock from pellet stove

I accidentally let some hot pellets fly out of my pellet stove while stupidly cleaning the glass while it was on. The few pellets melted some of the carpet. I put them out with some water. When i went ...
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small burner works large burner

Is it a flaw that my small burners have to be on in order for my front large burners to work? Is that how it is supposed to work? It is a Kenmore and I have had it for 6 months or so and just now ...
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Can I upgrade from a 240V 30A circuit to a 240V 50A circuit?

I have a new range with a NEMA 14-50P plug. I find my 240V receptacle is for a dryer, with the top blade a 90° one. So I need to change the receptacle out. However, I think my range needs 50 Amps, and ...
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Heat shield for pantry cabinet?

The wonderful designers of my kitchen installed a tall (oak) pantry cabinet next to the range. I am concerned that this is a fire hazard. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the heat from the ...
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Can I use single walled stove pipe for my wood stove?

I have a wood stove that I'm going to use in my work room that is on the first floor of my house. I was planning on running it out the side of my house and then the chimney go up next to my house. I ...
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Gas range has the wrong burner try to ignite

When I try to light the front right burner, on my Amana first edition range, the front left burner sparks. The gas turns on to the correct burner but it try to spark the wrong burner. This problem ...
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Bathroom vent installation

What kind of contractor do I call to have a bathroom vent installed? I also need a vent put in above my stove. Thanks
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frigidaire glasstop stove element turns off and on during use

Just replaced the element with a brand new one. Using the new element for the first time, it heats up and cools down constantly, is this normal or whats going on with it? Could only find one other ...
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Stove and oven on same circuit?

Does an induction stove and an electric oven need to be on seperate circuits? If they can be on one, what amperage circuit breaker do they need? My house has a different circuit for each one, 50 amp ...
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How to stop a screaming pellet stove?

I'm having trouble thinking of how else to describe the sound that our pellet stove is making. It is a piercingly high pitched sound that appears to come from the blower. Here's a video with ...
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What is this part on the receptacle of the stove called and what is it for?

We have an older Whirlpool electric stove. (Model # RS6750XVN) One of the burners isn't working and when I lifted the top off I found a different type of receptacle. Three of the receptacles look ...
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Can I increase gas pressure to a stove?

I have a gas stove (+ electric oven) which has one large burner, two medium burners and a small burner. The main burner is acceptable, but the medium burners are insufficient to boil a saucepan of ...
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Why does my stove vent fan take time to turn on

The vent hood is quite old. For some reason when I flip the switch to turn it on it takes 10-30 seconds to actually turn on. I've checked it and there's no power flowing for those 10-30 seconds. There'...
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What could happen if a 240 stove cord was improperly installed and then stove was plugged in to the receptacle?

I think my new stove cord was installed incorrectly — after being plugged in we heard a ((whooooaamp)) sound and all the lights in the house flickered, now none of my 220 appliances will work ...
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What effect does the number of coil turns on an electric stove heating element have?

I'm in the US. I have an electric stove with three 6" burners, and one 8". The 8" burner doesn't perform like I think it used to, so I'm considering replacing it, to see if it improves. (It's slow to ...
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How can I childproof this 1957 cooktop?

Our cooktop was not designed with kids in mind. (Were kids better behaved in the 50s?) Anyways the push buttons are in the front, about 3 feet off the ground. We try to keep the kids out of the ...
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Why are my stove's burners releasing gas and sparking but not igniting?

This seems to be an occasional problem. I turn one of the burners to light and I can smell the gas and I can see the flickering of the spark and hear the clicking, but the burner never ignites. What ...
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can I replace a gas wall furnace with a gas pot belly stove?

Wall furnace on interior wall with hotwater heater behind the wall. Burns open to air. Stoves I am seeing online require exhaust or be placed on exterior side wall. Am confused about my options. ...
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Gas oven went out, now also gas burners go out after a few minutes. What do I do?

My gas oven went out; now also my gas burners on the stove are going out after a few minutes being on.
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What would make my Lennox gas stove just shut off and the pilot light goes out as well?

We've tried cleaning it and restarting the stove still doesn't seem to stay on.
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Why do the oven and burners work but the pilot light won't ignite?

Texas Gas Service turned off our gas for the weekend. We just got it turned back on, and the stove and oven will both light -- but the pilot lights won't. They worked fine before Friday. Obviously ...
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Vermont Castings propane stove flame is normal then “explodes” then goes back to normal

My Vermont Castings Propane stove was working fine yesterday. Today when it goes on, the flame is fine, then it bursts to a large flame for a second and then returns to the normal flame. Then it ...
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Do I need a junction box for a hardwired stove?

I'm replacing my drop-in electric stove with a free-standing electric stove (both are rangetop + oven). The drop-in stove was hardwired and the wiring comes up out of a hole in the floor about 3" from ...
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Why does my hot cooktop indicator light stay on after the cooktop is cool? The indicator light now wont turn off

My alamna Range electric smoothtop stove, on indicator light I just noticed tonight now stays on after everything has cooled down. Is this safe? Is it okay to just leave it, it still works fine.
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My roommate accidentally(?) left the stove on. Should I be concerned? [closed]

Not sure if this is the right place to ask, but it's somewhat of a safety question, so here goes... I came home from work the other day and saw there was a pot on the stove. Thinking one of my ...