If your stove’s electric burner won’t turn off no matter what you do, don’t panic! There are several things you can try at home before calling in an expensive repair person.
The solutions below may work for you, or you may have to call an electrician to find out what the real problem is and get it fixed. Either way, these techniques will help you solve the problem at home while keeping your budget in mind.
After that avoid potentially dangerous repair jobs that could cost more than they are worth if you don’t have the right training or experience working with electricity!
Check that the knob isn’t accidentally turned up all the way
It may feel like it is off, but when you look at it, you’ll see that it is turned all of the ways up. It’s not uncommon for knobs to get bumped up in storage or to move from normal use.
To fix an electric stove burner that stays on high, start by turning it down until it clicks and stops moving; then turn it off at its breaker switch. Check your circuit breakers. In case your breaker switches are tripped, take a minute to reset them.
If the knob is set correctly and it still won’t turn down
If your knob is set correctly and it still won’t turn down, then you need to replace your valve. The reason is that there is a small contact underneath the knob that has worn out over time. The contacts keep track of how far to open or close based on how much you turn it.
Eventually, they fail and will not adjust properly anymore, leading to burners staying on high. One way to fix it would be to unscrew your old burner knob (in some cases you may need a screwdriver). After that remove both knobs that are underneath it.
If that doesn’t work
If you can’t get your range to turn off at all, you may want to reset it. Unplugging it for a few minutes should do the trick. If that doesn’t work, and you see an indicator light on your stove when you hit all of your buttons.
Then there might be something wrong with either your burners or control panel. When one burner is stuck in high, it can short out your whole circuit. If so, call an electrician to replace that part of your range’s electrical system.
If That Still Doesn’t Work
Do you know how annoying it is when your oven won’t turn off and you can’t get out of it because your hands are covered in dough or they’re busy being fanned by frantic children to prevent a second kitchen disaster?
Turns out there’s an easy way to turn off that oven, even if you can’t get to it. Just pop open a window slightly (just a crack; don’t forget that steam) and flip-up on the latch that keeps said window shut—it should do it just fine.
At worst, your cat may think you left for work but don’t worry. He’s probably also sneaking a taste of ice cream as we speak.
A Quick And Easy Way To Turn Off The Oven
If your electric oven’s bake element or burner stays on even when you turn off all of its knobs, there are still several methods you can use to turn it off. The most common cause of an oven that won’t turn off is a faulty relay switch.
The thing that makes it possible for you to touch anything metal in an oven while it’s on. If a relay switch is stuck in the on position, no matter what you do.
You won’t be able to turn your oven off with any amount of button-pushing. You should make sure that isn’t your problem first; if not, one of these three solutions will do what you need it to do.
Also watch the video to fix your problem
This repair of Electric Stove Burner Stays On High isn’t very hard, but there are a lot of tiny screws to keep track of. It’s also nice to have a second person helping to hold parts in place while you screw them back on.
If you own an electric stove that has an issue with staying on high. Or it is prepared for some minor repairs, it’s not going to cost much and shouldn’t take very long.
Before starting, unplug your stove or turn off any breakers controlling your kitchen circuit. A blown fuse can be dangerous if it starts a fire!