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Why Are My Electric Stove Burners Not Working?

If your electric stove burners are not working properly, there may be an issue with the electrical workings in your cooktop. You’ll need to find out what's going on to get things burnin’ up again.

Why Are My Electric Stove Burners Not Working?

A fresh, hot, stovetop-cooked meal is only fresh and hot when the stove burners are too. If your electric stove is not working, you’ll need to get to the bottom of the electrical issue causing the problem in order to get it back up and burning.

Here’s Why Your Electric Stove Is Not Working

It takes a village of electrical parts for your stovetop to blast the heat. A stove that's not working is often a result of an issue with one of those electrical parts, such as a faulty cooktop switch, a bad cooktop element, incorrect voltage settings, or poor wiring.

You’ll need to have your electric stove checked out to get that stove top repaired and back to burnin’.

Potential issues

  • burners or cooktop elements not heating up

Inside your cooktop, the burner element's plug or prongs sit inside a socket. The socket supplies the burner with power and also allows the burners to be removed for quick replacement and cleaning. Over time, the socket can wear due to age, heat, and excessive movement from the burner. A bad connection can also be caused by the burner element not being pushed into the socket enough to make a firm connection. When the socket connection weakens, it will not allow enough power through to the burner element for it to heat up properly.

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  • burners or cooktop elements not heating up

The element is the main component on your stove. it is what heats up your food. If you have one that is not working, test that same one on the other connections and then test the other elements on the initial connection to track down the main issue and where it originates from. Chances it could be as simple as replacing an element or opening up the stove and replacing other components.

  • burners or cooktop elements not heating up

The cooktop element is a circular plate that get hot upon setting the stove to ON and that is how you are able to enjoy all your favorite hot meals.

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