You will need
- - screwdriver;
- - handle;
- - a burner.
Before proceeding to the replacement of burners, check out their existing varieties. Distinguish helical, solid, halogen and ceramic hobs.
Choosing a replacement, please note that the spiral burner is very similar to the heating elements in kettles (they may be single or double). Second name solid burners – Blinova (different from other models of continuous flat surface).
If you have a ceramic cooktop, then you will fit halogen models. In these round burners, or direct heating elements are grouped under the smooth glass cooking surface (they look like lamp flood light designed to illuminate). Heating element the ceramic surface made from wire spirals laid in a maze-like channel.
Before replacing the burner, unplug the stove. Then unplug from the old defective burner wire with spring tips. Attach the wires to a small piece of paper where you specify information about which of them where disconnected.
In order to disconnect the faulty burner, remove the nut that secures the ground wire and the nut that holds the bracket. Remove the bracket from the pin, while maintaining the burner by hand. Measure the diameter of the removed parts. Knowing the value of this indicator, it will be easier to pick up a new burner for electric stoves.
Install the new burner to its designated place. Open the housing cover of electric cooker, to which a hand press mounted item. Continuing to hold the burnerand slide the bracket onto the protruding pin. Fix the burner. Attach the ground wire.
Check the installation of the new burner. If you find that it is somewhat shifted, be sure to correct it, and then fix the bolts holding the lid of the appliance.
Test the performance of electric range with the new burner.
Follow the rules of electrical safety testing the performance of the appliance.
Before replacing the burner, you need to "ping" it spiral: if the spiral is intact, the burner change is not necessary (it is enough to replace a controller power), if there is a breakage, replacement burners are inevitable.
Advice 2: How to replace burners
If it is determined that the cause of the malfunction of the appliance is idle cooker, you can just replace it with a new one matching it in diameter. It's easy to do it yourself, following some of the recommendations.
You will need
- Screwdrivers flat and Phillips, two wrench 10 mm pliers, new burner.
Measure the diameter of the idle burners. In addition, inspect the condition of the outer metal ring located between the cover and the appliance burner. If it is damaged, it must be purchased along with a new burner, which must be installed instead of the faulty.
Disconnect the power supply plate. Open the top cover of the stove, pre-accelerated the screws holding it to the housing.
Unscrew the nut from the metal rod that is screwed into the housing of the faulty burners. Disconnect the grounding wire. Pin must be completely free from the fastener in order to be able to easily remove the bracket or the casing. The bracket or casing remove the pin holding the ring hand with the other hand.
Squeeze the burner from the inside out, holding her hand, close the cover. Put the burner on the cover. If the ring is damaged – remove it. If the ring fit, let it remains on the housing cover plate. If the old ring was removed, a new ring put the new ring and put it next to the old so that the contacts on both the burners on top.
Alternately disconnect the wires from the contacts with the old burners, in the same manner adding one for a new burner. In this case, you will not get confused in the order of the contacts, and the new burner will be connected in the same way as the old one.
Install the burner back on and open the housing cover plate, pressing the ring to the lid by hand. Hold the burner, put on the pin mounting the cover or the clip, focusing on the neighboring burners. Screw them. Attach the ground wire.
Close the cover. Check exactly whether the installed burner. If necessary, correct. The bolts holding the cover in place. Then connect the cooker and check whether the newly installed burner.
All work for replacement of burners is possible only when you are disconnected from the plate supply. If you cannot get to the electrical connector, which includes a stove, you must disable the switch on the distribution panel.
When loosening the nut from the pin for an easier move on the pin you can drop a little oil.
Advice 3: How to cook on an electric stove
Electric stove — convenient and useful way to cook food. However, those who are accustomed to the gas burners, it can be difficult to comprehend the intricacies and peculiarities of electric stoves. Cooking on them has its own nuances that must be considered.
You will need
- Metal cookware with a flat bottom.
Electric, in contrast gas heat set it on the dish entire surface of the burner. Therefore, it is very important that all pots, casseroles, pans and other utensils you use when cooking, was with a flat bottom. Therefore, the electric stoves are not suitable cauldrons and pans and raisins. Because of their convex bottom electric cooker warms up unevenly, so that the plate may deteriorate, and the food will be prepared much worse.
Equally important is the size of the cookware. It needs as closely as possible to match the size of the burner on which you put it. If the difference is not more than half an inch, this is acceptable. However, it is worth remembering that in vessels whose diameter is slightly less than the burner, the food will be cooked faster, and if more slower.
Conventional cast-iron "pancakes" slowly heat up and slowly cool down. In no case do not place the cookware on the burner, glowing red. Turn it off and wait a while until it goes off. However, this property can be used with advantage. If the dish you are cooking, you want to simmer on a slow fire, it can be very hot cast-iron griddle, and then just turn it off and leave to cool slowly. If the food, by contrast, requires rapid fire, it is best to preheat the stove and put the pan on the already hot "damn". And be sure to turn off the heating in advance before the meal is ready.
The ceramic glass surface has its own characteristics. It heats up and cools down much faster than cast iron, so the landlady, accustomed to the gas, it will be much easier to occur with glass-ceramic. However, such a surface is even more demanding of the dishes. Do not use aluminum or copper pots — these metals easily interact with the glass ceramic and leave traces from which it is very difficult to get rid of. Enamel pot chipped on the bottom is also better not to put on a ring to avoid scratches.
Try not to pour onto the hot ceramic glass panel salt or sugar and to shed water. Because of them, it can crack.
If you have a stove with induction plates, cookware heat-resistant glass will remain cold. For induction cookers is suitable only metal cookware made of ferromagnetic alloys. You can check this with a simple magnet if it is attracted to your pot, so she's good. Induction cooker heats up faster than usual, so watch out for cereal, soup or other food, tend to escape when boiling.
Cookware sold in stores, almost always has label, where specified, for what boards it fits. Carefully read these symbols or ask for advice from the sales assistant.