Quickly checking the performance of the induction hob can only be done in one way – by placing a suitable pot on it. If after performing this action, the surface did not begin to heat the container, then you will have to do the search for faults – on your own or by contacting a specialist.
The task is partially facilitated by the automatic diagnostic system. When damage is detected, information about the actual state of the equipment is displayed on the control panel. You will also see the error code, the deciphering of which can be found in the user manual.
Is it possible to repair induction hobs yourself?
With the appropriate technical education, the necessary set of tools and a clear understanding of the specifics of the device to perform repairs with their own hands is quite possible. But the slightest inaccuracy in the actions can lead to aggravation of the situation, and therefore any independent attempt to restore the functionality of hobs is characterized by a certain risk.
The procedure itself depends on the type of malfunction. In the following, we will describe in detail how to act if the surface does not work in principle, as well as ways to solve various local problems. Although in both cases it is recommended not to take the risk, and simply call a good specialist, who will carry out the repair of the cooking surface oceanside as quickly and reliably as possible.
Repair of induction hobs in conditions of complete inoperability
If the panel does not turn on, the first thing to check is the presence of power, as well as the condition of the connecting cord and contacts. If no violations are found, it is necessary to carry out a more thorough diagnosis. It is necessary to disconnect the device, and then, turning it upside down, carefully put it on a table with a pre-spread-out cloth cover.
Next, you need to unscrew the bolts and carefully disassemble the device, then carefully check the condition of the power unit and the presence of breakdowns. It is recommended to start with testing diode bridges and transistors. Particular attention should be paid to the fuse. You can get the necessary information with a multimeter.
The sound signal of the device means that a breakdown has been detected. In such a situation, the repair usually involves replacing the damaged element. The next step is to evaluate the condition of the power circuits. If a malfunction is detected, it will be necessary to install new parts – to replace damaged analogs.
Cooktop Repair in other situations
Next, let’s consider other breakdowns and ways to fix them:
Lack of communication with the control panel. Power and contacts should be checked. In most cases, the problem is in the violation of connections.
Inoperability of a particular burner. It is necessary to examine the condition of the sensor attached to it.
Independent activation of one or more burners. Repair of cooking surfaces will not be required here. It is only necessary to remove all unnecessary things from the panel and thoroughly clean the device.
Weak heating. The most common cause is the poor thermal conductivity of the cookware, you will need to replace the container.
Overheating and arbitrary disconnection of the burner. If the problem is observed in relation to all burners, you need to change the cookware. If only in relation to one – it is necessary to check the sensor of a particular burner.
The frequency of repair depends on the correct use of the mentioned appliances. If you clearly follow the manufacturer’s instructions – then the previously listed actions, most likely, will not be needed.
If you ever need induction cooktop repair, then feel free to contact North Country Appliance Repair Company. Such a step will certainly pay off!