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Tell-tale Signs that Your Gas Cooktop Needs Replacement

03 June 2019

As with everything, there comes a time when things need to be replaced. Some things like kitchen appliances may cost more to repair than they are worth. In that case, when your gas cooktop shows tell-tale signs that it needs more than just a simple repair, it may be time to replace it.

Understanding the signs that your gas cooktop needs replacement is important, as when old gas cooktops begin to wear down and break, these can become a safety hazard. Here are a few of the tell-tale signs that will let you know that it is time to replace your old gas cooktop:

The gas cooktop doesn’t turn on any more – if your gas cooktop doesn’t turn on anymore, or sometimes it turns on and other times it doesn’t, no matter how many times you try, then it could be a faulty spark igniter, or worse, a loose or leaking gas line. In either case, it is recommended to book a service with an accredited kitchen appliance repair service. Depending on the service report, and the condition of your gas cooktop, it may be time to replace it.

Your gas cooktop is cracked or damaged – as time passes, and with use, kitchen appliances can become worn and break-down, this is especially true with stoves, ovens, and cooktops because these undergo constant high temperatures. With great heat, the surface of even quality gas cooktops can become cracked and the integrity of the appliance compromised. While repairs can be made to the surface of a cracked cooktop, it can greatly reduce its aesthetic appeal and warrant a replacement.

Extensive rust and corrosion – not all kitchen appliances are made of stainless steel or aluminium that does not rust. In fact, most affordable kitchen appliances are made from coated steel and will eventually rust. If your gas cooktop is showing signs of rust, then it may be time to replace it because of how fast rust can spread. Rusting parts, can hinder and prevent gas from leaving the nozzle, resulting in an inconsistent flame, or making it unable to produce a flame.

These are just some of the tell-tale signs that your gas cooktop needs replacement. When you are ready to buy a new gas cooktop, and you need it professionally installed, you can easily Book an Installation at Master Tech Appliance Services. We specialise in installation, warranty services, and spare parts for all major brand European kitchen appliances.

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