Stoves are marvels of time-saving efficiency. When a stove breaks, your family suddenly has to rely on cold sandwiches and the kindness of strange eateries. Seek prompt, professional oven repair and say goodbye to expensive take-out meals.
Most household ovens and stoves work off of 220-volt outlets, not the type most appliances use (120-volt). The increased voltage makes a stove a more electrically robust challenge for parts failure and repair.
The control panel of a stove sleekly hides a myriad of wires, switches, relays and other parts, any one of which could go bad while the rest of the control board still works.
In addition, expect a site service charge (what you pay to have someone drive out) of $150 to $200 per visit.
This means a typical oven repair or stove troubleshooting job could cost from $1,000 to $1,200. Some homeowners may be tempted to tackle oven repair themselves, but Angie's List advises against this, since the risk of shock or a short in a 220-volt circuit is too great.