The only repair I do not make on a stove is replacing the oven controls, the oven controls change so much every year it is almost impossible to get replacement oven control parts. Stove top parts change little over decades, from the controls to the elements there is little difference between maker and years of manufacture. This makes salvaging parts from old stove tops cost effective and stove tops repairs environmentally friendly since it keeps them out of the landfills.
I don’t need to replace the element controls on this repair however at the end of this Instructable I will cover replacing the element controls and what to look for in a repair person.
Step 1: Safety First
I am lucky my stove plugs in so all I have to do is unplug the stove when I want to do a repair. First I pull the stove out and unplug the stove, if you don’t get back there often this is a good time to clean behind the stove and retrieve your pet’s toys.