We lost power today and know my oven doesn't work.
I have tried the usual stuff. I reset the breaker even though it didn't need it. I also reset the GFI. I even reset the clock. Each of these did not fix the problem. I can turn on the broiler but the oven does not come on. Any ideas before I call out the repair man?
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Re: We lost power today and know my oven doesn't work.
Jim, In reading your post I'm assuming the control panel is operational. According to the model number it is a slide in range. You need to remove the lower panel and the flame spreader in the oven and see if your ignitor is coming on. It will be attached to the rear of the burner tube. In order to open the gas valve it needs to draw at least 3 amps and a steady 3.4 to 3.6 amps during heating. If your handy you can test this with a clamp on ammeter. Ohming it out should show around 171K ohms. On this model this rectangular ignitor is not interchangable with the cylindrical generic ignitor, they draw different amperage and use different gas valves. This is not a hard job to do, just need to take your time and observe...Catriver..post back.
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Look at the circuit breaker that powers the plug that the oven is plugged into. It should be located near the power meter on the house. It will be 2 breakers with a metal pin connecting the trip levers. Usually, one breaker trips and the pin is supposed to trip the other. This doesn't always work as advertised so only 110 volts is available to the oven. The heat elements need 220 volts to work. Try manually resetting the breaker first. If that doesn't work, then replace the breaker.
Possibly the fuse / breaker is tripped, usually all outlets in one room share same breaker. Check breakers (or fuses) or try outlet in differnt room. If the outlet has power, (plugin a lamp to check) and the microwave still does not work, take it back to store for replacement or refund.
This sounds like a dead battery, even though the stuff inside the car comes on doesn't mean it's not dead. The instruments/radio/lights only require about 6v to run them, while the vehicle on the other hand needs about 12.5v to start it. You can have your battery tested to see if it's good at your local auto parts store. This will usually take about a half an hour.
Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.
Anytime the power comes back on, their is a serge of power and things get blown up. in the future, when you know you have a power outage.. turn off your main breakers,, then after the power comes on, then turn your power, you will not get the serge. now go to you oven breaker and reset both switches, and see if your door lock corrects.
If you still cant get the microwave working, i have to give you this warning, and only say you have a defective control board.
Microwaves must be serviced by technicians due to the inherent dangers involved in repairing these appliances. Internal capacitors can retain a lethal electrical charge even though the unit is completely unplugged. A microwave radiation leakage test must be performed on the unit following any internal component repair.
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today is july 15, 2011. i just came across this problem today. i have a connecticut electric spa disconnect panel and the part fh-20j-4 went bad too. it was about 3 years old. the spring loaded breaker would not retract automatically like it is supposed to do. i had been doing work in my home which required me to shut off the main power a few times. the last time i shut it off, my spa didn't come back on once power was restored. i didn't find out until later that evening when i wanted to get in my tub. i checked it out the next morning cause i've had problems with the panel resetting a few times before after a power ottage. this time it would only work if i held in the spring loaded breaker. i called connecticut electric at 1-1866-822-0453 and told them about the problem and gave them the part number. the person took my contact information and told me she would send me the part free of charge. try calling them. the number listed above is to their indiana office. hope this helps.
If your microwave oven doesn't seem to work at all, check these:FusesUsually, when your microwave oven doesn't work it all, the internal fuse (thermal fuse) is blown. This fuse protects both you and the oven. When it blows, you need to have a qualified appliance repair technician replace it.Door switchIf the fuse isn't the problem, check the door hooks and the door-release button. When these are broken, the door switch doesn't activate, so the oven can't work. thanks
Recheck you breaker. Turn it off and then turn it back on a couple of times. There aren't any fuses in the stoves. If that doesn't work you'll want to call an electrician to check your plug and breaker. Good luck.Please rate me so I know how I'm doing. Thanks