Wolf Induction Cooktops

4 Common Problems With Wolf Induction Cooktops

4 Common Problems With Wolf Induction Cooktops

Because they are easy to clean and incredibly safe to use, induction cooktops are currently the leading choice among home and professional cooks alike. 

However, like any other appliance, your Wolf induction cooktop suffers is going to suffer from wear and tear, which means that you might occasionally experience problems with your appliance. 

Fortunately, most cooktop issues are minor and can be resolved either on your own or by contacting us to learn more about your problem. 

Let’s take a look at 4 of the most common problems we see with Wolf induction cooktops.

Cooktop Won’t Start Heating

If your Wolf Induction Cooktop doesn’t start heating, you might either be dealing with incompatible cookware or an insufficient power supply. 

Incompatible Cookware

Using Non-Induction Cookware on Induction Cooktop

When it comes to induction cooktops, you need to use compatible cookware. If you don’t use compatible cookware, the cooktop often won’t be able to heat or cook your food as desired. 

Compatible cooktop cookware includes iron or black metal pans, cast iron, as well as stainless steel as long as the bottoms are made specifically with magnetic stainless steel. 

Insufficient Power Supply

socket for induction range

Most induction cooktops require a stronger, varying power supply compared to most other conventional stovetops.

So, for instance, Wolf induction cooktops typically require their own circuit breaker, as well as needing their own 3-wire supply directly from the said breaker.

If not, your Wolf induction cooktop will not heat or work as you’d expect it to.

To find out more about a Wolf induction cooktop installation requirements, contact a Wolf technician.  

Individual Burner Doesn’t Heat

Burners on a Wolf induction cooktop are different from other traditional stovetop burners. With conventional stovetop burners, when an individual burner doesn’t heat up properly, it’s simple to remove it and replace it with a new one. However, when it comes to induction cooktop burners, you’ll need to call a professional. Trying to repair this type of issue on your own requires extensive electrical knowledge. And, without a good working knowledge of induction cooktops, you risk damaging the appliance and voiding your warranty. 

So, if you’re having an issue where an individual burner doesn’t heat, contact a technician at Denver’s Best Sub-Zero Wolf Repair. Our experienced technicians can easily handle any replacement or repair jobs in a quick and timely manner.

Cooktop Won't Start Heating

Wolf Cooktop Is Not Responding to Touch

If your cooktop isn’t responding to touch, first, check to see if it’s in lock mode. If not, you’ll also need to check the circuit breakers to ensure that your unit is getting power.

The Cooktop Is In Lock Mode

Lock Mode inductiong cooktop

Lock Mode on your Wolf induction cooktop is a wonderfully safe feature. This feature prevents the unit from being turned on by children, and if you accidentally leave the cooktop on, it will automatically turn off and lock. 

If your cooktop is in lock mode, you should see the light in the shape of a key, which indicates the cooktop is, in fact, locked. 

To turn off lock mode, press down on the key for at least 5 seconds. The cooktop should chime, and when the key-shaped light goes out, you’ll be able to use your cooktop again.  

Finally, it’s important to know that your cooktop won’t unlock if there are any objects on its surface. It also won’t unlock if it’s damp or wet.

Circuit Breakers Weren’t Tripped

Circuit Breakers

If your Wolf Cooktop isn’t responding to touch, and doesn’t appear to have any power, you’ll need to check your circuit breakers. Circuit breakers often get tripped when there’s an electrical surge or overload. 

Circuit breakers can also be tripped when you have an old or malfunctioning appliance. 

To check your circuit breakers, first, unplug your appliance. 

Then, go to your electric panel. Open the panel and look for a breaker that is in the ‘off’ position and switch it back to the ‘on’ position.However, make sure to never touch the electric panel if you smell smoke or see signs of electrical burns. This means your problem is either a short circuit or ground fault. 

Call a local electrician for help right away.

Wolf Cooktop’s Surface Has Cracks

If your Wolf Cooktop’s surface is cracked, do not use the appliance.

Using a Wolf Cooktop with cracks exposes you to serious electric shock. A cracked cooktop can even possibly cause a kitchen fire. 

In this case, the best thing to do is to check your owner’s manual to find out if the damage is covered under warranty. 

Next, you’ll want to call a Wolf repair specialist. A technician will guide you through the steps they’ll need to take to make the proper replacement.

Cooktop's Surface Has Cracks
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Knowing When To Hire An Appliance Technician

When it comes to common problems with an induction cooktop, you might be able to diagnose and resolve them on your own. However, in most cases, it's better to reach out to an experienced Wolf technician instead. Wolf induction cooktops require specific installation, which means that the electrical workings of these cooktops are a bit more complicated compared to the average conventional stovetop or oven stovetop. Unless you have electrical appliance experience, don't attempt to fix a Wolf Induction Stovetop on your own. Not only do you risk your safety, but you can also void your warranty or damage the appliance. Get your Wolf Induction Cooktop back in working order, the right way. Contact Denver's Best to speak with one of our qualified technicians today.

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