Gas stoves can last an incredibly long time, but there comes a point where it’s simply necessary to replace your stove. In these circumstances, it can often be hard to know when you need to replace your gas stove.
In general, you can expect your gas stove to last for around 13 to 15 years. This is just for an electric stove, however – you will usually find that a gas stove will last significantly longer than this.
Of course, there are also situations when you will want to replace your stove before this point. For instance, if there is something wrong with the stove. One issue worth looking out for is when the hot plates or burners don’t heat up correctly. Make sure that the flame on the stove is still burning blue – you don’t want it burning from blue to red to yellow, it shouldn’t be flickering or sparking either.
If you start to smell gas in your kitchen, that’s another good indication that it may be time to get rid of your stove and get a new one. If you find that you’re smelling gas before you even put the stove on, then you definitely need to get a new stove and you shouldn’t turn the stove on at all. Gas leaks can be incredibly dangerous for your health.
You may also need to replace your stove if the control panel stops working. This can stop your stove from working altogether, and it’s often better to replace the whole stove in these situations than trying to get a repair done since it usually costs a lot less money.
Naturally, the biggest thing to look out for is whether your gas stove actually turns on at all. If the stove isn’t turning on, that may be a good indication that you need to buy a new stove. Often, gas stoves that aren’t turning on may have problems with the spark igniters. You can sometimes fix this with a gas lighter, but ultimately it’s better just to replace the entire unit.
It’s a good idea to trust your instincts in many cases. If you feel like it may be time to replace your gas stove, then it may be worth listening to yourself.
How much does it cost to repair a gas stove
The answer to this question varies depending on a number of things. It depends on what the particular problem is, for one. It can also vary based on the model of stove that you have, as some things are going to be more complicated to fix than others.
In general, you should expect your gas stove repair to cost anywhere from $50 to $200, since this is the average cost. Yes, that’s a pretty large range! Some repairs are also going to cost significantly more money than others. For instance, if you’re going to repair the burner that could cost up to $250, and an ignited could cost up to $400 to repair on its own.
You need to consider not only the costs of replacing the broken parts of the stove but also the costs of labor. People don’t work for free, and it’s important to make sure that you keep that in mind when you need to get your gas stove repaired.
There are also a large number of different issues that you can repair on your own if you are careful and know what you’re doing. For instance, you can often fix burners that aren’t lighting on your own, and you can also sometimes do DIY fixes on stoves and ovens that aren’t starting. Sometimes your oven issue could come down to something as simple as giving your stove a good clean. Not everything is complicated and some things are easily fixed, without the need for having a professional come in and help you out.
Sometimes though, it’s also a good idea to know when to call it quits. Get some quotes from people that can fix your gas stove. In some situations, however, the repair may cost more money than it would cost to buy an entirely new stove. In these cases, it may be better to cut your losses and buy a new stove.