An electric hob
uses electricity to produce heat which you use to cook food. Suppose you come
home from work one evening, hungry and weary from the day’s work. You decide to
cook your favourite dish, and as soon as you switch on the hob, you encounter
the most common problem: the hob trips the circuit it is connected to. Of
course, there are other common problems which occur in electric hobs. Here are
the most common of them all and how you can tackle them.
There are two reasons which cause your electric hob to trip the
- The Cooking Plate Does Not Heat
Another very common problem encountered while using an electric hob
is that the cooking plate doesn’t heat up. This can due to a faulty heating
element. The element might have shorted out, burned, or broken. You will need
to disassemble and inspect the element for any visible signs of burns,
distortions, or breaks. In all cases, you will need to replace it.
In a few circumstances, the cooking plates are ineffective because
you might be utilizing pots and pans with uneven bases; instead, replace your
old dented kitchenware with a new one
- ‘E’ Symbol Keeps Flashing
The E symbol is an indicator that a switch is being continuously pressed, even though you aren’t. This can occur due to dirt that has accumulated in the hob, resulting in a short circuit, or due to a faulty touchpad. You can clean the hob with a dry cloth. Additionally, if you have to use a damp cloth, use a hairdryer to dry the dampness before switching the hob back on.
Furthermore, you can remove the power and turn the hob back on. Some hobs also have the ability to be rebooted. If the problem still persists, the touchpad will need to be replaced.
- The Temperature Remains
If the temperature of the electric hob remains the same, in spite of
changing the heat setting, then there might be a problem with the thermostat.
The thermostat will need to be checked for continuity with a multimeter. If the test fails, clean the contacts of the
thermostat and try again. If it fails again, replace it.
repair requires a few electrical and electronic skills. If this is not your cup
of tea, hire a qualified service engineer instead.
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