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How to Decide Between Repairing and Replacing a Broken Range

Ranges are a staple in any kitchen, which can be a huge inconvenience when they go out. You need to decide whether it’s worth spending the money to have a professional repair your range or if it’s time to buy a new one. In this article, we’ll discuss whether you should decide to have your rangehood repaired or replaced.

Why Repair Is the More Cost-Effective Option

Generally speaking, data suggests that repairing your range is typically more cost-effective than replacing it. Many rangehood repairs are simple and inexpensive, and some problems don’t need to be addressed immediately. It almost always pays to repair more expensive models, especially pro-style ranges, which can cost thousands of dollars to replace. And, of course, a repair is infinitely better for the environment. 

You might still have a few money-saving options if your range is no longer under warranty. Check the manufacturer’s website. The problem you’re experiencing may be covered under an existing recall. Check other sites for user comments. Even if a product isn’t recalled, manufacturers sometimes perform free or low-cost out-of-warranty repairs for widespread problems.

Should You DIY Repair or Hire a Professional?

If you’re experiencing a problem with your range, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to fix it yourself or have a friend or family member do it for you. Most repairs are simple and inexpensive, but a few are more difficult – like replacing a knob or grate or cleaning out a clogged gas burner. If a burner on your gas range won’t light, replacing the igniter is usually a DIY-friendly job. But always remember to unplug your rangehood before attempting any repair to avoid the risk of shock.

When your oven or range isn’t working properly, it’s important to try to diagnose the issue yourself before calling a professional. This can be done by searching for the exact problem online. If you’re unsure of the problem, it’s best to describe what you’re experiencing in a web search. This will help you to connect with other range owners who have experienced the same issue and might have found a fix.

If you need a technician, ask friends, neighbours, and local groups on social media for recommendations. Find a professional who is vetted and background-checked. You may also check for ratings and reviews from other local consumers. Once you decide on a repair service, expect a charge for a visit just to diagnose the problem. 

Finding a Reliable Rangehood That Lasts for Years

When replacing a range, it is important to recycle the old one instead of just throwing it away. It is also important to consider what type of range you need before shopping. Make sure to read reviews before purchasing to avoid any potential problems. Find a retailer you trust before making your purchase.


When your rangehood breaks, you have to make a decision: fix it or replace it. Well, hopefully, this article has helped you make that decision. If your range is older, replacing it might be cheaper than repairing it. If your range is newer, especially if it’s still under warranty, it might be cheaper to repair it. Ultimately, you have to weigh the pros and cons of both options and make the decision that’s best for you. 

At Clarkes Appliance Maintenance, we are committed to providing high-quality appliance repair services, paying particular attention to working efficiently while keeping the lines of communication with our clients clear and concise. We offer quality repairs to washing machines, clothes dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens and range hoods. Call us at 0283184493 for any appliance repair needs in Byron

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