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Elements not working, have power on both legs of 220. Have replace the elements. Lights and fans work. No heat.

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  • Wkmmarfa Sep 10, 2008

    I intending to indicate that both legs of the 220 at the box was live and that the breakers didn't trip. I have a new lower element. Have power to the light, fans but none to the elements. Its still possible, of course, that there is a loss in the neutral. The other problem is that this is a built in oven and I cannot. Its difficult to get to the wiring without pulling the whole oven. Being alone this is almost impossible. Oven is kinda heavy.

    Would appreciate any other suggestions. All is appreciated.


  • Wkmmarfa Sep 11, 2008

    Yes, I know I will have to pull the oven. Not happy about that thought. Its too heavy for one person. However. I have not looks to see if I have an open circuit on the stat. Selector could be faulty. I will have to pull unit to determine if connection box is ok and not burnt.

    Thank you for the suggestions. Everyone helps. I am thinking about pulling a couple of the circuit boards and replacing them. There are a total of 4. It would not be a big chore except for pulling the oven.

    Many thanks.



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You are faced with taking the oven out whatever.

things to look for are
stat not open circuit
selector switch not faulty
is there an overheat stat that has tripped
is connection box on the oven ok and not burnt

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I think you maen that you are seeing 220v on both terminals of the element and this would mean straight away that the element is ok
the problem is that neutral is not present
take care doing this.
remove wires from both sides of element. check which wire is live and the other should be neutral. trace the neutral wire and see if you can find a break or disconnection. one possibility is that neutral is routed via an overheat stat and this has gone open circuit

Posted on Sep 10, 2008


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