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Gas Stove Repair Cost

Gas Stove Repair Cost

National average
$150 - $400
(service call to replace burner or valve)
Low: $50 - $150

(simple service call and replacement of stove gaskets)

High: $400 - $750

(service call to replace a thermostat for an obscure brand)

Cost to repair a gas stove varies greatly by region (and even by zip code).
Get free estimates from appliance repair specialists in your city.

The average cost to repair a gas stove is $150 to $400.

In this guide

Cost factors
Common problems
Labor
Maintenance
Repair vs replace a gas stove
Additional considerations and costs​
FAQ

How much does it cost to repair a gas stove?

Most consumers prefer to cook with gas, so gas stoves are an important platform for cooking family meals. Due to the common usage, it’s a serious issue when the gas stove is not working properly. It’s essential to repair the gas stove as quickly as possible.

The average cost to repair a gas stove averages $150-$400, with the average homeowner paying $250 for replacing the burner or the valve of the stove.

Gas stove repair costs

Gas stove repair costs

National average cost

$250
Average range$150-$400
Minimum cost$50-$150
Maximum cost$400-$750


Cost factors

The cost for fixing a gas stove can depend on factors that include the brand and type of repair, as well as professional rates for that repair and location.

  • Brand. Replacement parts are more expensive with high-end brands like the Smeg Symphony, Bosch 700 Series, or the Rangemaker Professional. Some technicians prefer not to work on certain brands or models, because the parts for some European brand gas stoves are difficult to find and procure. Depending on the band, the gas stove is just difficult to repair.
  • Type of repair. To repair a broken gas stove, it can cost around $50 for the gaskets 1. The more complicated the repair is, the more it will cost you. For example, the cost for igniters can be $150 to $300.
  • Professional rates. Fixing a gas stove is not a rare occurrence so most repair technicians should be able to handle the repair. A technician might charge $50 to $100 per hour depending on the repair. Some repair technicians just charge more based on experience, but others charge more if they are the only service in town.
  • Distance from the nearest professional. If the location is in a city or metropolitan area, it can be relatively easy to find a repair technician. If, however, the repair is in a remote or rural area, the technical repair specialist may charge $60 to $75 for travel or other service fees associated with the distance and inconvenience of the visit.
  • Accessibility of the gas stove. Gas stoves tend to be more accessible than many of your other built-in 2 kitchen appliances. If the gas stove is wedged into place in the kitchen, it may be more challenging to make the repair.
  • Finding parts. Parts are generally readily available, even if your gas stove is vintage. However, it may take a bit of creative exploration for any of the harder-to-find parts. Hard-to-find or uncommon parts will affect the overall cost of the repair. For example, parts can be hard to find based on brand or age. As a European brand, Bosch parts can be difficult to procure and thus more expensive. The availability of parts and associated high costs can be a factor in deciding whether to repair or replace your gas stove.

Common problems

The problem might have started out as an annoyance or an issue that happened infrequently, but by the time the problem becomes serious, it must be fixed right away. The problem could be something as simple as food not cooking properly, but improper maintenance and repair could lead to leaky gas lines, or even the possibility that the house could catch fire. A leaky gas line can also mean dangerous carbon monoxide poisoning side-effects.

Common problemsSolutionsCost
Uneven heatingReplace gaskets$50-$100
Stove knobs will not turnReplace knobs$50-$150
Gas stove top keeps clickingReplace igniter$150-$350
Burner won’t light

Replace igniter

Replace valve

$150-$350

$150-$350

Noisy flameReplace valve$150-$350
Pilot light goes out

Replace igniter

Replace burner

$150-$350

$175-$350

Weak burner flameReplace burner$175-$350
Gas odorReplace gas line$200-$750
Poor temperature readReplace thermostat 3$300-$400


Labor

In most cases, the repair of a gas stove will require services from a technician from an appliance repair company. There are safety requirements that need to be taken into account, and a professional knows how to handle the situation. This is especially important with gas stoves.

A gas stove repair company or service technician may require a deposit of $50-$100 to evaluate the gas stove problem. Remember to ask how or if the deposit applies to the final bill, whether or not the repair is completed.

For repairs, labor costs fall in the range of $50-$100 per hour. Some service companies charge a higher rate for the first hour of service and then offer a lower rate for subsequent hours. The first hour charge could be $50, and then every hour after that could be $35. It’s important to ask questions and get a clear picture of how these service rates actually work, since most service technicians make multiple visits to repair the gas stove.

The first appointment would be dedicated to diagnosing the problem. Then the service technician goes and orders the parts and returns to replace the faulty parts or to check in on the functionality of the gas stove. To further clarify the billing situation, it’s important to understand that some companies charge in 10-minute intervals. This billing strategy means that a gas stove repair of 20 minutes in duration could cost $30 ($15 per 10 minutes) or more.

Maintenance

Cleaning and regular maintenance are critical factors in supporting a longer life for a gas stove. As part of your maintenance regimen, you should clean the surface by wiping it down once the surface is cooled after each use. Build-up and residue on the burner of a gas stove can lead to corrosion and break-down of the parts. Here are a few quick tips for maintenance:

  • Use baking soda and water to clean the stovetop.
  • Carefully check burner functionality at least two times every year.
  • Review warranty details for your gas stove to ensure that you aren’t voiding the warranty.
  • Keep on top of cleaning and maintenance. It ensures the longest and most incident-free operation.

Repair vs replace a gas stove

Depending on the repairs that are needed to make the gas stove functional, it might be more economical to replace the gas stove. Determine the cost for labor and parts. If the cost is more than half the cost of a new gas stove, consider a replacement. Beyond the cost of repair, has the gas stove been in need of repair multiple times over the last year? How old is the gas stove? If the stove is hitting the decade mark it might be time to consider replacement. Installation costs ($75 to $200) are a factor when you consider the possibility of replacing your gas stove. The cost to replace a gas stove ranges from $400 to $2,500.

Additional considerations and costs​

  • Permit. A permit is not needed when making repairs to your gas stove, such as replacing the door or adjusting the heating elements.
  • DIY. Gas stove repairs are just not something that can be done as a DIY project. An experienced technician has the background to understand the safety risks and avoid problematic and leaky situations when repairing a gas stove.
  • Certification. Even if it’s not strictly required for the job, a certified technician is trained to work on gas stoves, so hiring a certified service technician is one way to make sure the job is done right the first time. ISCET offers certifications for gas stove and appliance repair.
  • Warranty. Always check the warranty coverage before getting your gas stove fixed. It may include requirements for how and where the gas stove can be repaired, as well as ways to void the warranty. A warranty can offer repair or replacement for faulty parts, etc. It can also highlight the length of the warranty coverage, whether it’s limited or extended for up to 10 years.
  • Cost breakdown. Always ask the repair technician for a comprehensive explanation and breakdown of the costs for labor and parts. You need to have a good idea of what you’re paying for with the repair.
  • Before the professional comes. The Department of Homeland Security recommends turning the gas off in the home any time a gas-powered appliance isn’t working properly. Once it’s turned off, it should remain off until a repair technician or representative from the gas company turns it back on.
  • Avoiding scams. Some service technicians charge what sounds like a lower rate for repairs, but there are hidden fees or non-negotiable travel and deposits that end up costing more, particularly if the gas stove really isn’t worth repairing.

FAQ

  • How much does it cost to repair a gas stove?

Gas stove repairs usually fall in the range of $150 to $400. The range reflects the types of repair solutions that you might see.

  • Can a gas stove be repaired?

Gas stoves can be repaired in most cases. In most scenarios, you’ll find that a “simple” parts replacement will make your gas stove operational again. Of course, age can also be a factor in how easy it is to repair your gas stove. Corrosion and blockage issues can affect the functionality of your gas stove.

  • What is the average rate for a service call related to repair your gas stove?

The average cost for the service call to repair your gas stove is typically around $50 for diagnosis. Some repair technicians quote a flat rate for services that includes the parts, service charge, and the repair itself. You need to ask questions about what the cost includes and what additional costs might be incurred for unexpected repairs to your gas stove.

  • How long should a gas stove last?

If you clean and maintain your gas stove, it should last an average of 10-15 years. The longevity of a gas stove can range longer than the lifespan of an electric stove, for example.

  • How do you fix a broken gas stove?

The repair of your gas stove can be something as simple as replacing the igniter or a valve ($150 to $350), or it can be something more complicated. For example, the burner light might be going out, or the flame may be weak. Perhaps most concerning of all, you might smell a gas odor ($200 to $750). In most cases, you’ll want to hire a professional service technician who has experience repairing gas appliances.

  • How much does it cost to repair a gas stove?

The average price to repair a gas stove ranges between $150 and $400 for a repair technician to replace the igniter, valve, thermostat 3, or other malfunctioning part.

  • Who do you call to fix a gas stove?

An appliance professional with experience in gas appliances is best suited. Also, always look for a technician in your local service area to save on costs.

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Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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1 Gaskets: A seal that fills the space between two or more surfaces that are joined together, allowing a tight seal even when the surfaces do not fit against each other perfectly
glossary term picture Built-in 2 Built-in: An item of furniture, such as a bookcase or set of cabinets, that is built directly into the structure of the room. Built-ins are therefore customized to the room and not detachable
glossary term picture Thermostat 3 Thermostat: A device that senses and regulates temperature by turning heating and cooling devices on and off

Cost to repair a gas stove varies greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

Professional repairing a gas stove

Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Arlington, TX
+6%
Arlington, VA
+38%
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Aurora, CO
+10%
Boise, ID
-11%
Braintree, MA
+38%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Brookville, PA
-44%
Canton, TX
-35%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cincinnati, OH
+6%
Colorado Springs, CO
-3%
Columbia, SC
-10%
Crozet, VA
-33%
Denver, CO
+1%
Fairfield, CA
+5%
Fort Lauderdale, FL
+2%
Fremont, CA
+35%
Gardena, CA
+9%
Houston, TX
+24%
Huffman, TX
-23%
Huntington Beach, CA
+24%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Los Angeles, CA
+11%
Macon, GA
+20%
Memphis, TN
+11%
Mesa, AZ
-2%
Midland, TX
-15%
Northbrook, IL
+41%
Oakland, CA
+36%
Omaha, NE
-10%
Owings, MD
+14%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Plano, TX
+24%
Quincy, IL
-17%
Raleigh, NC
-3%
Ravenna, OH
-15%
Reno, NV
0%
Saint Louis, MO
+16%
Saint Paul, MN
+20%
Salem, OR
-15%
San Antonio, TX
-4%
San Diego, CA
+11%
San Francisco, CA
+53%
San Jose, CA
+33%
Santa Ana, CA
+20%
Seattle, WA
+9%
Shreveport, LA
-14%
Simi Valley, CA
+1%
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