Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 29, 2010
AM PM Appliance Repair, located in the San Fernando Valley and LA County, has compiled a series of tips to isolate and maintain routine or common malfunctions of cook top appliances and potentially avoid costly appliance repair Los Angeles area calls by following some very basic instructions.
Cook tops are gas or electric appliances that are mounted into the counter top and not integrated with an oven makes the maintenance and repair of both units a much simpler process. To further complicate the options, electric cook tops either use radiant heating elements or heat by electromagnetic induction.
Rolling blackouts and brownouts, earthquakes and wild fires in outlying areas can have an impact on Los Angeles County or San Fernando Valley homes, even when the trouble areas are quite distant. These events can create problems with kitchen appliances. As a general rule, if the computer inexplicably rebooted or some electric clocks in the home are flashing or set to an odd time, it is a good indication there was a power interruption of some sort.
Los Angeles appliance repair experts strongly advise that before servicing any appliance – other than routine surface cleaning – be sure to unplug the appliance and turn the gas off at the main to prevent serious shock or injuries.
Tips for maintenance and minor repairs include:
- The cook top does not work. This can be caused by a tripped circuit breaker or blown fuse in the power panel for electrical cook tops. A bad piezoelectric ignition or faulty burner gas distribution valve or other control panel issues are also possible. If after checking all of the obvious sources of power, the problem persists, the best recourse is to set up an appointment with a Los Angeles cook top repair technician.
- Electric burner might not work at all, or works improperly. In the case of a radiant electric cook top, this is usually due to a bad heating element or faulty connection of the burner to the power source. With a tip-up element or a recessed element, removal and inspection of the element is a fairly simple process. Ensure the contacts are clean and plug the element back in. If the problem persists, try swapping the non-working element with one of the other known good elements and check it again. If that fixes the problem, you can simply replace the faulty element. If the problem is not resolved, it is likely in the control panel and a qualified Los Angeles appliance repairman should be called.
- With gas burners, home repairs are more complex. Determine if there is a blockage from spills or food residue in or around the element. If after gentle cleaning, the problem is not resolved, call a Los Angeles cook top repair technician.
- Sealed units such as ceramic top electric, sealed gas or induction cook tops have few – if any – user serviceable parts. If an appliance repair problem manifests with one of these units, calling a Los Angeles appliance repair company and requesting customer service is the best option. Local companies with 24/7 day and night response such as AM PM Appliance Service will get you the fastest answers and prompt response in the event a service call is indicated by the fault.
AM PM Appliance Repair has been servicing Los Angeles County and San Fernando Valley residential and commercial appliances made by dozens of the most popular manufacturers for more than fifteen years. Their technicians are certified, bonded and licensed to perform on-premises repairs, equipped with the latest technology tools and well-stocked service vans. They provide expert Los Angeles appliance repair services, day or night.
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