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Oven does not heat up, element problem

Just fund your site today. Very impressive, I had the range replaced w/i warranty for chipping enamel, and serviced for a control board. Range is now 6+ years old.

Found that a section of the element has broken off thus breaking the circuit. Please provide the steps for replacement, I have an idea how to (I'm a EE) but would still like some guidance along with any tips on how to complete the job.
Also, have checked on the WEB for the part but have not found the exact item, any suggestions would be appreciated. My dacor oven will not heat up. Initially it would sometimes heat, but now the coils are cold. I had the termocouple repaced about 18 months ago. Had a similar problem. Cost $250 for a $60 part. Any way I can diagnose the thermocouple? I tried heating it with a butane torch, and the temp stayed at 135. There are no error codes.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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  • preppie Oct 04, 2008

    The first part of this problem report was another report. My problem is:

    My dacor oven will not heat up. Initially it would sometimes heat, but now the coils are cold. I had the termocouple repaced about 18 months ago. Had a similar problem. Cost $250 for a $60 part. Any way I can diagnose the thermocouple? I tried heating it with a butane torch, and the temp stayed at 135. There are no error codes.

    Thanks for any help you can provide

  • preppie Oct 04, 2008

    Ginko



    I do not have el;ectrical testing equipment What I was hoping for were odds that this is the issue. If the thermocouple is defetive, will the oven not heat at all? No erorr codes, progressively going downhill ( worked some of the time, now none of the time). I'm willing to buy the new sensor if we're looking at a 80% likelihood this is the problem.

  • preppie Oct 04, 2008

    Do I test the element in the oven or remove it before testing?

  • preppie Oct 04, 2008

    Thanks Will let you know what i find out

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If you enter the model number on this website, you will get the exploded view, and you can buy the part.

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    Ginko Oct 04, 2008

    To test a thermocoupleyou need to chec the voltage output, and at the same time measure temperature. A thermocouple like the one in your oven will read 40uV per C.



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    Ginko Oct 04, 2008

    To test the thermocouple heath it with the flame, and measure voltage with a multimeter. the themperature should reach immediately 1000C and voltage returned must be 40uV/°C * 1000°C = 40mV.

    Generally if the thermocouple reads between 35mV and 40mV when you heati it with a flame, then it should be ok.


  • Ginko
    Ginko Oct 04, 2008

    If the thermocouple is defective, the oven wont heat. Test the heating element for continuity, using a multimeter. If the heating element is ok remains the thermocouple, or the control.

    To test thermocouple and element buy a Digital Multimeter

  • Ginko
    Ginko Oct 04, 2008

    If you access to element contacts you can even test the element from inside the oven. Normally it is difficult to access to the element contacts with the multimeter, therefore sometimes you need to remove the element to test it.
    To test the element you set the multimeter to measure impedance, and touch with the multimeter pins the contacts at the extremity of the elements, if you get infinite ohms impedance on multimeter display, then the element is faulty.
    Unplug power before servicing the appliance.


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