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Fan will not stop

A day or so ago there was a storm and our electricity kept coming on and off, over and over again. Well, since then, the fan has been on and we cannot get it to turn off. Is there some way of resetting the oven?

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Re: fan will not stop

About the only way to try to reset it is to unplug the oven. Im not sure if it's a convection fan or blower fan that is running but it sounds like one of the fan relay contacts on the board is shut. In a normal standby condition these contacts should be open. You can test these at the control board if you know how to use an ohmeter. On harness P2 on the control board you should have 10 to 15k ohms between p2-5 (grey) to white and 8 to 12 k ohms on p2-6 (orange to white). These tests are done with the power off. If you are not familiar with doing these tests, best call a tech in. back.

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