Questions tagged [stove]

A kitchen appliance with burners (cook top, stove top, hob). This is distinct from a range which is a appliance with both a stove top and an oven.

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How to connect multi-strand sheathed wire?

We are trying to move our electric stove to another room. However, that room does not have a power outlet that matches the stove. Therefore we want to extend the current stove cable. We want to cut ...
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Why does my gas oven trip the GFCI when turned on after the clean cycle?

Maytag MGS5770ADW sn 27787501ZZ After we run oven clean cycle, GFI outlet trips when oven is turned on. This continues for several days and then problem goes away until next time oven is cleaned. ...
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Could stove element be powered through fan switch?

I have a Jenn Air C221 modular cooktop (circa 1983). EDIT: here is the wiring diagram: By design, the downdraft fan turns on whenever a grill element is installed and turned on. This is done using an ...
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Why are my oven knobs turning pink?

I left my stove un-attended for 8 weeks and when I got back to using it, I noticed mould on one of the stove's knobs. I sprayed some white vinegar, let it sit for 5 minutes and wiped it off. Sadly, it ...
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thermostat assembly verification for electric oven (with pictures)

I am diagnosing issue with my electric oven which does not engage heat element. Basically it's thermostat (BA, BR, C) -> relays -> heat elements (2 top, 1 bottom). hardwired. I disassemble the ...
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Could a faulty stove burner trip the circuit breaker?

I have a four-burner stove and recently every time I switch on one of the burners it's tripping my main circuit breaker. It began with only one burner but lately it does it with two of the burners. I ...
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Kitchenaid gas stove - burner knob won't turn

This is a Kitchenaid two oven free standing stove with 5 burners. (middle one is useless in my opinion.) Anyway... On day my right rear gas burner knob decided not to turn. it will push in, but ...
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brand new oven heat element gone bad. my fault or faulty oven?

Bought a new gas range oven with electric oven heat element. Manual recommends 50 Amps NEMA Type 14-50R dedicated circuit for all models. But for this specific model requires a minimum of 30 Amps ...
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Trying to replace my old kitchen gas stove, how to find a replacement? [closed]

I've got an old kitchen gas stove which is built-in the ceramics on my kitchen. It's shape used to be popular in the 90s (rounded corners), however it seems as though these days all stoves come in a ...
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Is there minimum clearance from gas stove to door?

I know there is a minimum clearance to hood and cabinets above, but I can't find a side-clearance to a doorway. My concern is someone coming through the door and not seeing the hot stove around the ...
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Can I install a plug on a hard-wired cooktop?

I have a 30" 5 burner cooktop stove that is hardwired. Due to my requirements, I have to be able to swap it out with another cooktop every once in a while. I was wondering if it is safe to wire the ...
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What kind of terminal is this, and how can I fix it?

So I have 3 damaged wires that I need to add new terminals to. The picture below is of the same type of terminal. What type of terminal is it, and how can I add the same kind of terminal to a stripped ...
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Can I use an aluminium heatsink in a inox chimney?

I have recently installed a pellet stove with an inox chimney. I realized that the chimney actually warms a lot and part of this heat ends up being dissipated outside the house (where chimney goes ...
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What kind of receptacle to buy for a Tappan Stove-top (electric)?

I was just wondering what kind of receptacle I would need for a Tappan stove. Recently one of them burned out and I would like to replace it. It's the part that the heating coil plugs into with the ...
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Glass cooktop stove with scratches on it

Yesterday my exhaust hood broke (short circuit, I guess) and all of the plastic melted on top of the stove... I got it cleaned and the exhaust hood removed. Now my stove has scratches on the glass (...
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Adding Outlets for a Stove and Refrigerator in my Basement

Does my panel have enough amperage and space for adding two outlets for a stove and refrigerator in my basement? Thanks for your help in advance!
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Check if propane gas tank is almost empty?

We have a 100-lb propane gas tank that we use for our gas stove. We never know if the tank's almost empty, and I always wonder if we're changing it too soon. Is there an accessory that I can add to ...
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Gas stove sparks but won’t light. No gas smell either.

For some reason my gas stove will not light and I do not know why. Some context: yesterday a flexy tube broke on the bidet. Water went everywhere so knobs were turned in a panic. A new tube was ...
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Connecting stove pipe to boxwood stove

I have a Vogelzang model 8x26e boxwood stove, I’m trying to figure out how to attach the 6” stove pipe to the collar, what I’ve read is the pipe goes inside the collar, but it has what looks like a ...
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Multi fuel stove problems

I recently had a stove fitted and have used it 5 times in total each time it has set off my smoke alarm but the installer said this may happen as the stove needs to burn off the fuels and solvents, ...
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How can I be sure there are no gas leaks around Gas Oven/Range Combo?

My wife was smelling gas around our gas oven/range combo, so I purchased some leak detection bubbles and a cheap gas sniffer. I soap tested everything visible around the flex line and this is what I ...
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HELP!! Why is my stove turning my lights and furnace back on when they go out?

For the last few days whenever I have more than one or three lights on they go out(includes the furnace) and the only thing that turns them back on is my stove. What is this?!?!
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Need info on AFCI requirements

Are AFCI breakers required on 30 amp dryer circuits and 50 amp furnace and stove circuits or just the 20 and 15's? I haven't done residential in a long time. Thanks fellas.
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How do I turn light the oven pilot on this vintage stove?

My 30s Wedgewood stove has an oven pilot that is funky. I distinctly recall that I had to do something special to light the oven pilot last time I shut the gas off, but I can't remember what it was. ...
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How can an electric induction cooktop be safely installed into a diy natural wood countertop?

While looking at installation documents for electric induction cooktops, I've come across the instruction: Make sure the wall coverings, countertop and cabinets around the cooktop can withstand ...
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Oven shuts down the power in the whole appartment when it heats up

I own an appartment in the residential, 2-storey building in Edmonton, AB, Canada. There is an older oven that always worked well with no issues. I recently cleaned it thoroughly. In the process, I ...
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Oven has power, preheat light is off, but no heat

Question If my oven has electricity and is set to bake, but the preheat light is off and there is absolutely no heat, what is the likely cause, and how do I find out without buying new parts one by ...
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Paint for Gas Stove

The photo shows an older gas stove that is chipped (black spots). Is there a good paint (preferably from Home Depot or Lowe's) that should be used for this type hot environment? UDPATE: This stove ...
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Gas stove burners won't light

I have a Jennaire gas range (model SVD48600P). The burners on the right won't light without a match. I suspect it's the spark module or spark electrode because I don't see any spark when I try to ...
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Why does my propane oven emit a chemical smell when in use?

We have a propane cook stove. Have been using it for several years. Lately we are getting a very strong unpleasant odor when using the oven. Difficult to compare the smell to anything, but not ...
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Stove element gets hot, but not red hot. Why?

I have a GE slide-in electric range. The front right (large) burner stopped working completely. I replaced the infinite switch and the burner works but the element doesn't get red hot like the others. ...
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COOK STOVE INSULATOR [closed]

hello i want to create a stove which uses briquettes or wood for cooking at my remote house which has no access to gas nor electricity. So currently i am looking for an affordable insulator so as to ...
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Cooking stove is causing a short circuit, how do I diagnose it further?

There was a problem that caused my circuit breaker to reset over and over again. I isolated this problem to my cooking stove. It was connected to the main so that it could generate a spark to ignite ...
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Can you ID this stove/cooker?

Make is SAUTER, It's white and the cooker operates with gas The problem I want to bake pizza. I don't know what are the different modes for the oven knob (the two knobs on the left are the ...
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What pipe should I use for a short gas line for a stove in a tight area?

I am going from an electric stove to a gas stove and I need some advice on installing the gas line. I have a gas line running underneath the stove and there is plug where I can attach the gas line ...
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50 amp stove? and it appears to be gas

My buddy wants me to hook up his stove, but it has a 50 amp cord at the bottom. Why does a gas stove need a 50 amp cord. My stove just has a plug for a 110 volts. His stove is not electric, I'm a ...
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Gas range burner won't ignite in the morning

one of the burners on my gas range won't throw a spark when first used in the morning. If, however, I light it up with a match, it will start throwing a spark both while burning as well as if I turn ...
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Range hood installation for non built-in stove

I'm looking to buy a range hood for our stove. The hood will be externally vented through the roof (1 story house) since it's on an interior wall. It seems that most of the wall mounted chimney units ...
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Can an electric stove infinite switch for a small burner be used to control a large burner?

I have an electric stove model# JBS55DM2WW. A small burner and large burner burnt out. I replaced the larger burner to see if it was salvageable in the first place. It worked but the infinite ...
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Install a gas stove over vinyl flooring?

I just installed vinyl flooring over an old plywood subfloor. It used to be covered with very old linoleum. Now I'm installing a new gas range. The stove manual says the floor needs to withstand 167-...
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Cook Top Temperature Too Hot

I have a GE glass top drop in electric cook top (JP655) in my kitchen. Over the past week I have noticed that one of the burners is med-high to high regardless of what the knob is set at. Does anyone ...
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Is there a visible way to turn off this Wedgewood pilot light?

I would like to turn off this pilot light on my 1930's Wedgewood stove, to use less gas. I can't see any obvious way to turn it off; am I missing something? Like I don't know if that nut or what seems ...
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Seeking suggestions for switch workaround

The '+' switch is not working and prevents increasing the oven temperature from 350 degrees. If the two nodes at the end of the switch were bridged into another momentary switch, would that not solve ...
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Does a 3/8 valve instead of a 1/2 valve on a gas stove matter?

I have a new GE stove. The installer mistakenly used a 3/8 valve instead of a 1/2 valve as listed in the installation instructions and they don't want to change it because they say it doesn't make a ...
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How do I easily tell if vent below microwave is vented to the exterior?

We had a house built recently and there's a vent on the wall where the microwave is on the exterior of the house, but it doesn't seem like anything is coming out of this vent when we turn it on while ...
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Should my stove's spark plugs all fire at once?

I bought a second hand Bosch gas cooktop/stove and when I test its igniter - without having connected it to a gas supply, it only seem to spark for a single burner. If I move its igniter module wires ...
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Why does one stove top burner spark the other and vise versa?

I have a two front stove top burners, burner A and burner B. When I "ignite" A it will spark the spark plug for A & B. When I "ignite" B it will also spark the spark plug for A & B. its a ...
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Gas oven with glow bar ignition - how should it work?

I have a Maytag Magic Chef 34JN-2CKX-ON gas stove. The oven stopped heating. There is a bottom burner and a top burner bar. When I turn the oven knob to temperature the bottom glow bar comes on and ...
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Can I safely exchange the positions of differently-sized gas range burners?

I have a Frigidaire Gallery dual fuel range. On the left side, the smaller burner is located in the front and I want the smaller burners in the back. Is there any reason why I should not swap the ...