When a major appliance in your home stops working, it can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. But don't panic! With a few simple steps, you can easily repair most appliances on your own. The first step in fixing a broken appliance is to make sure it is properly plugged in and that the cord, plug and outlet are working. If you have a home warranty, call your provider and find out if they will cover the repair or cost of a new appliance.
If your appliance is still under warranty, repairs may be covered for the first year or two. If your stove or oven won't turn on, it is likely that an integral part of the ignition is not working. Examples of these key parts are the infinity switch, the surface element, the baking and grilling element or the igniter of the oven burner. In addition, a fuse may have been dislodged.
If this is the case, check if it needs to be rewired or reconnected. Fortunately, a blown fuse is easily replaced. However, when it comes to replacing parts, you'll always want to verify that you have the right part to replace it. Major appliances are essential in every home, and you should repair them immediately when they start to malfunction. While the idea of fixing a broken appliance on your own may seem daunting, it's actually quite simple to do most repairs without spending any money.