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Model fef369cgsb - top element sparks like a sparkler

Put the broiler on high and then saw flashes of light inside the over through the oven window. i thought it was the light bulb, so i opened the door to have a look and sparks flew out the door. it turned out to be the top element. it had a red hot band (about 1" long) on it and the rest of the element past the red hot band was dark. i cut the broiler off and thought that would dtop the red glowing band. i left for church and came back and found the broiler still trying to heat the oven. i turned the breaker off.

Question - is this a bad element, or has the element going bad fried some other electronics?

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SOURCE: Frigidaire Stove elements not working

First thing I would check is see if you are getting 220 volts to the stove.  Must be a constant 220.  Let me know what you find.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Oven not heating up

can you see the bottom element?? if so usually , its obvious when the element goes bad, youll see the damage.TURN OFF POWER. 2 screws remove elemnet from the front 2 wires, plug in aa new one and your good

Posted on Mar 01, 2008

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SOURCE: oven and broiler will not heat elements have continuity when oven was turned on heard a pop after that the problem started

do you have voltage? you have to have 240 volts if you only have 120 this might happen check your breaker. does your bake element work? if neither bake or broil work always check the breaker first and let me know

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Oven Element and Broil both do not heat

you should have 220v between the two terminals of the elements, either the switch is broken or a contact is burned or a feed wire is broken to the switch, check wire diagram and carefully analyze the system while it is "hot" ie... energized

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a frigidaire GAS stove. Oven doesn't work.

Hello,
Even though the ignitor glows it does not mean that it is working...sounds crazy but it is true... the ignitor needs to pull a certain amperage to let the gas valve open and as they get older they stop pulling enough current...
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.

First, your broiler is not connected to your oven thermocouple (Temperature sensor). When you turn on your broiler full load amps go into the broiler element with no adjustment.


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3.) Oven Control - The control communicates with the thermocouple and increases or decreases the amps to the oven heating element. If the thermocouple is good then the oven control needs to be replaced.

If in unsure, replace them both.

Recently, I replace a digital oven control for a friend. Sears wanted $256.00 for the control. I purchased a remanufactured oven control over the internet for $30.00.

Get the oven model number off your oven. It is on a metal tag on the face of the oven after you open the door.

Go into the following website. Put in your oven model number (on the left). You will get diagrams and parts part numbers. Record these numbers for the above components. Put the part number in your computer search engine and search best price.

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You're actually referring to the "broiler" elements. Most electric ovens have these at the top of the main oven space. (Some gas ovens are set up the same way, but many put the broiler elements in a bottom drawer.)

As their name implies, broiler elements are active only when you're broiling. They will not go on for baking.

Broiling is the process of cooking food by exposing it directly to a high heat source at close range. To broil a steak, for example, you would place the pan holding the steak on an oven rack raised to the top or next to top position in the oven (consult the manual) and set the oven to broil. The top elements will then turn on and cook the meat by direct radiation.

Most people, however, use ovens for baking far more often than for broiling. Baking is the process of cooking food (cakes, casseroles, roasts etc) by indirect heat. In other words you raise the oven to a certain temperature, put the food on a rack more in the middle of the oven, and let the surrounding heat cook it over time. When you bake the top broiler elements usually don't come on at all.

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