Stove Repair – My Stove is Smoking

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Stove Repair – My Stove is Smoking

Even though it can be scary if your stove is smoking, there are many things can cause a stove to smoke. Fortunately, not all of those cases are dangerous. If your stove is behaving unusually, the following troubleshooting guide can help to find and resolve the issue.

It Is Fixed Appliance Repair believes in safety first. If you are unable to figure out why your stove is smoking, give us a call. We offer same day*  stove repair services, and will get you on the road to smoke-free cooking as soon as possible!

Warning: Do not continue to use a burner that is smoking. Smoke inhalation can be hazardous to your health.  If your stove is equipped with a range hood, turn on the fan and open your windows and doors until the smoke has cleared. Do not remain in a smoky, unventilated area.

Possible Cause: Dirty Burner

Even if your burners are not visibly dirty, the burner element may still have food, grease, and cleaning residue buildup. As the element heats up, the residue will burn and smoke until the residue burns away.

Before cleaning the burner, disconnect the stove from the power.  To thoroughly clean the burner, follow the deep cleaning steps in our Stove Maintenance Guide.

Possible Cause: Dirty Drip Pan

Radiant coil stoves have drip pans under the burner element to catch spills and splatter. If the drip pan is dirty or greasy, it may smoke or burn when the element is hot.  To clean the drip pan, you must remove the heating element. Be sure to unplug the stove from the power and allow it to cool completely before removing the element and drip pan. Refer to our Stove Maintenance Guide for deep cleaning tips. Once the drip pan is thoroughly clean, the smoke should stop.

Possible Cause: Faulty Electric Burner or Socket

Smoke may indicate a faulty burner element or terminal socket. To check the element, disconnect the power from the unit, and allow it to cool completely. Gently remove the smoking burner from the terminal socket following the directions in your owner’s manual.

First, inspect the element. If the element is bent or warped, it will need to be replaced. If the element terminals are rusty or corroded, clean away the rust with fine grain sandpaper. Reconnect the element to the terminal socket. If the issue persists, switch the element with one of the other elements on the stove. If the burner continues to smoke, the terminal socket will need to be replaced.

If you need a replacement element or socket terminal, It Is Fixed can help. We provide original parts for most major brands and offer same day* service calls in the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area. Contact us today for an appointment.

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