Stove, Oven & Range Repair & Installation

An elegant gas stovetop

The Indispensable Kitchen Appliance

Humans have been cooking with varying degrees of skill for more than a million years ago. Even before the advent of homo sapiens.

But the kitchen as we know it today has existed for only about 150 years, and the first ovens date back to 29,000 BC in Central Europe.

We can’t fix your prehistoric oven in Central Europe, outside our metro Los Angles service area, but we can fix anything else.

Gas or electric, regardless of brand, model, or type, we’ll repair your oven, stove, or range. We’ll fix it promptly, affordably, and with a smile.

Prehistoric family by the fire

Our Stove, Oven & Range Repair Service

West Coast Chief specializes in appliances. We don’t lay tile, spackle drywall, paint garages, or do anything unless it concerns appliance repair, installation, and service.

“How boring,” you may think. Well, no — that single-minded focus makes us very good at our jobs.

Modern ranges are increasingly complex, demanding the expertise of a specialist. They integrate delicate circuitry, smart systems, and precision-engineered components.

So before you attempt an ill-advised do-it-yourself repair or call just any repairman, call us instead.

  • We’ve repaired stoves, ovens, and ranges since 1995
  • We hire only licensed and certified appliance technician
  • We stock parts in our warehouse; give us the details, and we’ll come prepared
  • We back every job with some of the best guarantees in the LA area

What We Repair & Install

  • All makes and models
  • Electric stoves & ovens
  • Gas stoves & ovens
  • Ceramic cooktops
  • Double ovens
  • Wall ovens*
  • Range hoods*

*If your range hood isn’t vented to the outside of your home, we can’t install it. Sorry!

Partial List of Brands We Repair

  • Viking
  • Thermador
  • Whirlpool
  • Wolf
  • Frigidaire
  • Samsung
  • Electrolux
  • Tappan
  • GE
  • Kenmore
  • Maytag
  • & more
Repairing an oven

Signs That Your Stove, Oven, or Range Needs Repair

The problems of a gas stove or oven are very different from those of an electric range.

Learn to recognize the symptoms of trouble. In particular, gas stove and oven repairs should never wait. And if you smell gas, call us immediately, open the windows, and get out of the house.

Gas Stovetops & Cooktops

Common problems that warrant a visit from a professional appliance repair technician include:

  • Burners with high or low flame levels
  • Failure to ignite
  • Burners that won’t stop clicking
  • A distinct natural gas smell

Electric Stovetops & Cooktops

Significant issues reducing efficiency and safety include:

  • Heating elements that don’t produce enough heat
  • Heating elements that fail to turn on or off
  • Broken downdraft motors
  • Heating elements that spark while in use

Gas Ovens

Gas ovens can develop far more problems than gas stoves. It stands to reason — they’re much more complicated appliances!

Some issues that signal the need for repair include:

  • Failing to power on or off
  • Under or over baking or broiling
  • Taking too long to reach the set temperature
  • Failing to operate after a self-cleaning cycle
  • Sporadic and unstable cooking temperature

Electric Ovens

Electric ovens are also susceptible to a broader range of malfunctions than stoves. Call us if your electric oven:

  • Won’t turn on or off
  • Loses normal function after going through a self-cleaning cycle
  • Takes too long to reach the set temperature
  • Doesn’t maintain the desired cooking temperature
Installing a gas stove

Chief’s Stovetop Installation Services

Built-in stovetop installation is a job for an appliance specialist.


Because proper installation requires careful attention to the smallest details. In particular, gas and electric lines must be installed and connected according to spec, or the cooktop could cook the entire house.

Also, the area around your new stovetop needs to be level so that it doesn’t rock when you’re cooking. A rocking chair is relaxing. A rocking stove, not so much.

Ceramic cooktops are easily damaged during installation if you use the wrong tools. Because we’ve been doing this for a while, we have the right tools and know-how to get your new ceramic cooktop installed fast, level, and without damage.

Gas Oven Installation

Installing a gas oven is serious business. Gas leaks are hazardous, so it’s vital to hire a professional for the job.

We’re licensed and certified to install all major brands of gas ovens. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your new appliance is installed correctly and safely. We’ll:

  • Connect a natural gas line (or propane line) and make sure all connections are secure and free of leaks
  • Level the oven so that doors close tight
  • Check for clearance on all sides
  • Install or repair range hoods (if your home has a vent)

Electric Oven Installation

Like gas oven installation, electric oven installation is no job for amateurs.

There’s more to it than just plugging in the oven. We’ll:

  • Securely install the oven according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Connect the power cord and make sure all connections are secure
  • Ensure there’s proper clearance on all sides for ventilation
  • Install or repair range hoods (if your home has a vent)

Double Oven Installation Services

Installing a double oven is tricky, but we’re up for the challenge. We’ll:

  • Install both ovens according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Connect gas or electric lines (depending on your type of double oven)
  • Check for leaks and proper function
  • Level the ovens so that doors close tight
  • Check for clearance on all sides
  • Install or repair range hoods (if your home has a vent)
Installing a range

Our Service Guarantee

It takes training and experience to repair modern appliances. A botched repair can be expensive and downright dangerous!

Our certified technicians have the training and expertise to troubleshoot any appliance. Call us today!

  • Same-day service may be available if you contact us before noon.
  • We never charge a travel fee or increase prices for work performed late, on weekends, or holidays.
  • We honor all manufacturer warranties and home insurance plans covering appliances.
  • We guarantee our work. Ask us for details.

Simple Ways to Keep the Repair Tech at Bay

Every appliance has a lifespan, even gas stoves, among the hardiest household appliances. But with a bit of care, you can keep your stovetop, oven, or range running strong for years to come. Here are 6 tips that anyone can implement:

1. Use the Right Tools

The most important tool in your kitchen is a good set of cookware. That means investing in quality pots and pans that are the right size and shape for your stove. They’ll help you cook better food and protect your stove from scratches and dings.

2. Be Careful with Cleaning Products

Cleaning products can damage your stove’s finish and cause rust. Use mild soap and water or a dedicated appliance cleaner when cleaning your stove. Avoid using abrasive scrubbers, which can scratch the surface.

3. Don’t Overload the Oven

Your oven can safely handle a certain amount of heat. If you overload it, the extra heat may damage components and shorten the lifespan of your appliance. When cooking multiple dishes, stagger them so that they’re not all in the oven at once.

4. Get Regular Maintenance

Even the best-made appliances need regular maintenance to run their best. Have a certified technician service your stove, oven, or range every few years. He’ll catch minor problems before they become big (and expensive) ones.

5. Be Mindful of the Temperature

The temperature inside your oven can fluctuate, leading to uneven cooking. Invest in an oven thermometer to ensure your food cooks at the right temperature.

6. Know When to Call for Help

Appliances don’t last forever. When your stove, oven, or range shows signs of wear and tear, it’s time to call in a professional. With regular maintenance and repair, you can extend the life of your appliance and avoid costly replacements down the road.

There’s no such thing as a DIY project when it comes to appliance repair. Repairing gas or electric ranges is dangerous and should be attempted only by a certified technician. So call us if your stove, oven, or range is acting up or not acting at all.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Ranges (Stove + Oven)

How much does it cost to repair a stove?

The cost of repairing a stove varies depending on the problem. Simple repairs, like replacing a burned-out element, can be as little as $100. More complex repairs, like fixing a gas leak, can cost upwards of $1,000.

How often should I have my range serviced?

We recommend having your stove serviced every two to three years to avoid significant problems and hazardous kitchen conditions.

What are some signs that my range needs repair?

If your range is making strange noises, not heating up properly, or taking longer to cook food, it may be time for a repair.

When should I replace my range?

There is no definitive answer to this question. In general, however, most ranges last between 13 and 15 years. If your range is more than 15 years old and starting to experience problems, it may be time for a replacement.

How do I know if my range is safe to use?

If you have any concerns about the safety of your range, please call us.

Have more questions? Call us, and we’ll be happy to answer them.