Stove and Oven Repair Edmonton, AB

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John Journeyman Appliance Repair Technician

Hi there, it’s John from John H Appliance Repair. As an appliance repair specialist, I handle gas and electric ovens, cooktops, and wall ovens. 

I have gone through my records for the past year and a half or two years, where I log all my calls and what I did to fix the issues. 

I have categorized all my oven-related calls and organized a list of the top 10 most common oven problems.

This list includes issues with oven, cooktops, and more. 

I have tallied up the number of calls I received for each problem to come up with my top 10 list.

I will review these top 10 issues and then mention some honourable mentions. So, without any further delay, let’s jump right into our list.

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Our champion the guy in the first place is a bad ERC electronic range control or clock sometimes it’s called that one had 45 calls.

Electronic Control Bord
Electronic Control Board

If you’re experiencing issues with your oven, it’s possible that the problem lies with the electronic range control.

This is essentially the control board that sits on top of the oven and manages various functions, including a timer, bake and broil settings, and a convection fan, among others.

There are several symptoms of a faulty electronic range control, including a faded or partially faded display, missing numbers, non-responsive buttons, or ineffective baking due to a lack of power being sent to the heating element.

Additionally, the control board may not communicate properly with the oven temperature sensor, leading to erratic temperature fluctuations.

The most common cause of oven problems is a bad electronic range control board. If you’re replacing this component, it’s important to note that the overlay on top of the control board (the thin sticker with all the buttons) should be replaced as well. This is because the overlay is just a sticker that adheres to the control board and needs to be replaced along with the board itself.

I want to point out is that if this Page I’m not going to actually take apart any of my ovens to show you how to replace any of the components but just so you know there are a bunch of videos online that can help you step by step and show you how to replace any parts on your oven if you want to do that yourself all I got to do is just type in the brand of your oven so, for example, you would type in Maytag oven how to replace bake igniter and there’s gonna be a bunch of videos out there that can lead you to step by step how to replace that igniter or whatever a part of it is that you’re replacing that being said if you’re reading this page because they’re having some kind of open problem chances are your problem will be covered in this page because, I go over a lot of the problems and I briefly explain what’s causing them and so far so forth but anyway, let’s move on. Order Electronic Control Board 2 Company Amre SupplyReliable Parts.

Problem number two and that’s a bad or weak Oven bake igniter one had 32 calls

Oven Ignitor
Oven Ignitor

So a bad or weak igniter if you have a weak igniter if you open your door and you just hold the door switch in usually the door switch will be on top, on either the left or the right side if you open your door hold the door switch and so that light bulb doesn’t come on and set your oven to bake and you just look through the slots most ovens will have slots on the right and left side on the bottom panel if you just look in those slots you should see an orange that’s the mo of the hot surface igniter if you’re seeing the orange glow and just sit there and listen if you’re not hearing the gas get ignited for a long time like 30 – 40 seconds the thing is glowing but nothing is lighting you’re not hearing that poof where the gas is released and lit that means you have a weak igniter if the igniter is not drying enough amps because it’s weak the gas valve will not open to allow the gas to go through because if you have a weak igniter it might not be glowing hot enough to light that gas, the majority of the igniter that I replace our weak igniters or they’re just completely failed igniters where it doesn’t glow at all so the igniter is getting a hundred twenty volts but the igniter does not glow at all a lot of times you’ll actually see a crack in that igniter that means it’s burnt out and those igniters are pretty simple to replace usually they’re just held in there by two screws after you take the bottom panels out and then if you get lucky the new igniter will come with a same plug you can just simply unplug the old one plug the new one in and you’re good to go if not though that’s not a big deal you can just snip off the old plug and whether or not the new igniter to that old plug and it’ll work that way so long story short I replaced 32 of those igniters. Check The Video – Haw to Replace Bake Igniter. Order Bake Ignitor 2 Company Amre SupplyReliable Parts.


John H Appliance Repair – Edmonton
Oven Repair Edmonton Service
Established Company 
Journeyman Certified Technician
Stove Repair Edmonton (587) 418-4440


Third place is a bad Stove infinite switch with 29 calls

Infinite Switch
Infinite Switch

Infinite switch will only be on electric ovens or cooktops and the electrics infinite switch it’ll look like this which right here, but you’ll have usually two of them on one side and two on two others and those switches are the ones that turn on your burners up on top the electric burners and the symptoms of a band infinite switch usually it will be either the switch does not turn on the burner at all or sometimes it turns it on sporadically it won’t stay on all the time or there’s times where you turn it on and the burner just never goes out you know how the electric elements the glow red and then they go out they glow red and then fade out they just kind of keep pulsating like that if you have a bad infinite switch and when you turn on that burner it just keeps glowing and glowing and glowing and never going out that means most likely that infinite which is bad so I replaced 29 of those infinite switches and they’re fairly easy to replace you just pull the knobs off and typically there will be two screws that hold that infinite switch in of course you want to have the power off then you pull that knob off you pull the up and out take the back panel off and that infinite switch it’ll just kind of drop down and what I like to do is to put in the new infinite switch right away put the screws in so it’s held in place and then I just kind of go wire by wire and plug each wire into the new one or you could just take a picture as well take all the wires off and do it that way with a picture I find it easier to just go wire by wire. Check The Video – How to Replace the Infinite Switch. Order Infinite Switch 2 Company Amre SupplyReliable Parts.

Fourth place with 28 calls is a bad Oven bake element.

Bad Bake Element
Bad Bake Element

Bake element will be on the bottom most of the elements that I find bad are the ones that are exposed so when you open the door of your oven you see the element right on the bottom they’re usually the bay colonists that I see koban Ordos there’s also baked elements that are concealed there’s that panel the bottom panel is over two element and there’s others that have the bake element on the side of the oven those are pretty rare but the most common one on older ovens is where that bake element is not concealed it’s just right on top and you can see it a lot of times what will happen is some oil will drip on it or some other kind of liquid , will drip on a portion of the element and it’ll create a hot spot and that hot spot tends to be the spot where it burns out so a lot of times the customers say what happens is they’re cooking a turkey or whatever it is they’re cooking usually the oven goes out on Thanksgiving right so they’re cooking the turkey and all the sudden they say they hear sparks just sparking all over they open up their oven and they see the elements sparking like crazy so they shut everything off they turn the breaker off and when, I get out there I start looking at that bake element and usually there will be either a piece of it that’s burnt right through might be a few pieces already on the floor so I make sure the power is off I clean out all that stuff out take the one out put the new one in and you should be good to go if you’re replacing a bake element a lot of times the whiner is going into the bake element have enough slack on them so you can actually take the old element out make sure the powers off of course take the whole element out typically held in by two screws and slide it out you should be able to slide it out far enough to get the wires to slide out with it that way you don’t have to pull the Oven out and work on it from the back and then make sure the wires don’t kind of fall back into the oven put the new bake element in put those wires back on and slide it right back in a lot of times I replace the bake element without having to pull the whole oven out also if you’re disconnecting power from an electric oven, also a lot of times if you take the bottom drawer completely out and just look underneath the oven most of the time the plug the big 220 volt plug is going to be on the bottom and it’s visible and very accessible so instead of having to pull the oven out or go turn off the breaker you can just reach in there and pull that whole plug out disconnect your power and then you can start working on your own.  Check The Video – How To Replace Bake Element. A different Style Of The Oven, how to replace Bake Element Check The Video. Order Bake Element 2 Company Amre SupplyReliable Parts.

Fifth place what 20 calls are a bad Oven temperature sensor.

Oven Temperature Sensor
Oven Temperature Sensor

Temperature sensors will be used in both gas and electric ovens so in the oven section usually towards the top either the left or the right you’re gonna have a little probe that sticks out usually held in there by one screw replacing one of those is super easy but you do have to pull the oven out and get to it from the back but the symptoms of a bad temperature sensor is that your temperatures are either going to be too high or too low and just so you know at lot of people know this but for those of you that don’t the temperatures on both gas and electric it doesn’t matter what you set it to for so for example let’s say you set it to 350 it will not be a steady 350 what it’ll actually do is bounce around under and over 350 and optimally have 350 be the medium point or the middle of the bouncing range so for example what I often see is it decided to 350 it’ll bounce from about 335 or 325 to about 375 and it’ll just keep going up and down and down the burner we’ll come on where the bake element will come on it’ll heat it up to about 375 turn off it’ll cool down cool down cool down until it reaches 325 turn back on heat up and just keeps doing that over and over and over and if you have a bad temperature sensor then that range gets all messed up sometimes it’ll go way too high it’ll go up too you know like 400 420 and then go down to 350 and then go back up and keep doing that or sometimes it’ll be too low it’ll go from 300 to 350 and go back and forth there and if your temperatures are out of range like that then the temperature sensor just needs to be replaced, and the way I usually check it is with the meter with the tapped rope that you can plug into it and then I put that in the oven and I monitor the temperatures live as it’s in Bakke and just watch it cycle on and off and see where the temperatures are. Check The Video – Haw To Replace Temperature Sensor. Order Temperature Sensor 2 Company Amre SupplyReliable Parts.


John H Appliance Repair – Edmonton
Oven Repair Edmonton Service
Established Company 
Journeyman Certified Technician
Stove Repair Edmonton (587) 418-4440


Sixth place with 19 calls are parts that are no longer available.

No Longer Available Electronic control Bord
Example: Refrigerator Main Electronic Control Board No Longer Available

I have 19 calls where the part that I needed I had to order it but it was no longer available unless you buy it off of ebay or some other refurbished source but there’s a lot of times where parts that you need for appliances are obsolete they don’t make them any longer oftentimes it’s the control board that they no longer make you can’t buy it anywhere sometimes it could be something else like orcas holder or like a burner or some other part that you need and I’m sure you’ve heard us a bunch of times before but they really don’t make appliances to last a long time anymore it seems like the parts for them are less and less readily available in fact just not too long ago I had an LG fridge that had a bad Control Board and on that refrigerator it was only three years old I tried to order that Control Board and it was no longer available so that was kind of a record sucker for me I mean that’s pretty amazing the fridge is three years old it costs them $2,000 and the board is no longer available luckily with maintains whirlpools and those other American brands the parts do stick around for at least 10-15 years after that they get harder and harder to find but unless you have a really old oven usually you should be able to the part that you’re looking for.

The seventh place with 17 calls is a bad surface element

Bad Surface Element
Bad Surface Element

Electric oven or a cooktop and those surface elements they do fail and what that will usually look like is you know you turn your infant switch on and absolutely nothing happens it doesn’t come on at all or if you have an oven that has dual elements the one with the inner ring and the outer ring sometimes just one of the Rings dies and the other ring stays intact in that case you have to end up replacing the whole element itself and those are pretty easy to replace you just take this top off and those elements are generally held in there by long metal brackets so you take those two brackets off and almost just come right down there not too bad to replace what I usually end up doing is turning off the power there’s two screws that hold the top typically take those two screws out I propped the top open and then I just take two nut drivers I usually have a 5/16 and a quarter-inch nut driver with me all the time and I just use those two not drivers to prop up either side of the oven and make sure they’re in there nice and sturdy if they’re not then you’re probably better off just stick in a box or something on either side to make sure that it doesn’t fall while you’re working on it and better yet some ovens actually the whole entire top can come off and you just flip it over there’s a few molex plugs in the back you just unplug those plugs and you can take the whole entire top off and flip it over and it’s super easy to work on it that way, so I ended up replacing 17 of those burner elements. Check The Video – How to Replace the Surface Element. Order Surface Element 2 Company Amre SupplyReliable Parts

The eighth place with 6 calls our back door hinges

A lot of times when the door hinges are bad on the oven door you’ll see brown marks on this front panel up in front here because the door doesn’t close all the way so heat starts to escape and just Browns out this top panel right here and most of the time the reason the door hinges go bad or they’re bent is simply that somebody opened the door and either kneeled on it sat on it put something on it most of the time the door hinges don’t just go bad somebody must have pushed down on them so I ended up replacing six sets of door hinges to fix that problem.

In ninth place, we have a 3 tie

All of them having five orders each now I’ll just start with the first one on the list here burn their tube assembly kit so five of those I replaced and the burner tube kit usually it’s the burner tube and the igniter that comes with it usually the burner tubes will look very similar to each other if not identical for the bank portion and for the broiled portion if you have a broiled side and of course these are only on gas ovens the burner tubes so those burner tubes once in a while ovens or manufacturers will update the burner tube where they will place the igniter a little bit differently or other times if we’re having grounding issues sometimes it helps to just replace that whole burner tube and that tends to solve the problem also when I replace that whole burner assembly would thank nighter one of the older texts I work with kept telling me all the time that I should be grounding it and that’s helped me a lot in the past so that burner tube whatever you get the new one you should take a piece of green wire and just ground it from the burner tube to the chassis or in a cabinet of the oven and that will help a lot if you have a spark igniter that way it’ll spark every time without fail otherwise once in a while what happens is it keeps sparking but it fails to light and lastly if the burner tube is all rusted out where it just looks really nasty then I would just ordered a whole burner tube along with the igniter.

The ninth place with five calls is a loose wire connection

The burnt connector at the burner or the infinite switch and this problem usually happens with electric ovens so those surface elements that are underneath that ceramic glass top sometimes what happens as the wire or the wiring connections to them burn out and even though the infinite switch is not turning out the burner it’s not the burner that’s bad you simply have a burnt-out wire so in those cases I would just snip that connector off put a new connector on plug it right back in and it turns right back on I’ve also seen burnt out connections in the back where two infinite switches and once again you would just snip the burnt connector off put a new one on plug it in and it should work.


John H Appliance Repair – Edmonton
Oven Repair Edmonton Service
Established Company 
Journeyman Certified Technician
Stove Repair Edmonton (587) 418-4440


And the next one in ninth place is a seized up orifice holder

So this only applies to gas ovens or cooktops so these or purse holders is what you call the things that hold these knobs to light your burners so here you see the shaft the shaft is connected to a little valve which opens and closes to allow the gas to come through and sometimes these orifice holders the shaft will get completely seized up it could be because of just time wear and tear you know as you’re moving it so much it just seizes up with time or maybe some kind of oil or liquid got into it and that caused it to lock up but you go to turn this switch and it’s just completely locked up you can’t turn it at all in that case you would have to just replace that whole orifice holder and on that note I also want to point out that if you’re working on a gas oven and you’re going to be taking the top off to for example replace either a burner head or replace on Orfise holeder or if you’re replacing a little electron an igniter spark igniter and you have to take the burner off to do that sometimes the screws that hold the burners in see how my burner came right off and my oven the screws hold this weight down right here and I can see them they’re quarter inch but are not rusted or anything but there are times where the screws go into the burner and a lot of times those screws that go into the burners are completely rusted out when you’re trying to take him out the screws just scrimp out and there’s nothing you can do so you end up having to drill through those screws in order to take that burner off so if you know that you’re going to be ordering parts for your oven and you know that you’re going to be having to take those burners off before you order parts, I would look at those screws and see if they’re completely rusted out and what I like to do is to take my drill and actually take all the screws out and make sure to out come out and if there’s some that don’t come out then I know that I need to order some extra screws and if you can’t find yourself any screws you could just set the burner right back down without screwing it down and it’s not the end of the world I mean it’s better if it is screwed down but even if it’s not if there’s no screws in there it’ll still work but anyway let’s move on.

Problem number 10 and once again in 10th place we have a three-way tie in each

them having four calls and I’ll just start from the top one which is a bad convection fan motor and that one’s pretty easy I mean you’re pulled up and out and you check with a meter if the motor is getting 120 volts if it’s getting voltage but the fan is not spinning then you know that that motor is dead and needs to be replaced, but if the motor is not getting a hundred twenty volts even though you’re setting it for the convection fan then there’s probably something wrong with your control board not sending power to that motor, the next one in tenth place with four calls is four times where I had to replace the spark electrodes and sometimes what happens is the spark electrode it will crack there’s basically the white insulation the ceramic insulation with a little metal rod that sticks up on top that’s the thing that sparks and if there’s a crack in the insulation the spark instead of sparking up it’ll spark down and you if you look at your burner you can actually see the spark sparking down to the burner and starting up so if you see a crack in the insulation then you should just replace that spark electrode and you should be good to go but there are times where simply the burner area where it’s sparking is completely dirty and just tank with oil or other kind of buildup if you just completely clean that stuff out brush it up with some sandpaper or maybe a brass brush sometimes that’s enough to make a start sparking to the right place once again and the last one in 10th place is a bad spark module so the spark module sometimes it will be below the top other times it’ll be behind the main console up hear you have to take the back panels off to get to it either on top or in the bottom section or in the mid section right there the spark module is the one that’s responsible for sending a spark to all of your burners and for those of you that aren’t aware of this when you turn one burner on on a gas oven you hear that spark when you turn it one burner on all four of the burners are sparking so for example I can turn I can set this one to light and that one I can just turn on right away and it likes without having to put it to light first so if you have a bad spark module most of the time none of the burners will work so you can try each one of them set all of them to light and none of them will be sparking so if none of your burners are sparking then there’s a good chance that your spark module is bad and on most ovens that spark module is really easy to replace just look up a video of how to replace the spark module for your brand of oven and you should be good to go.


John H Appliance Repair – Edmonton
Oven Repair Edmonton Service
Established Company 
Journeyman Certified Technician
Stove Repair Edmonton (587) 418-4440


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