Question about Kitchen Ranges
Baking element works, but does not get very hot, say only to about 300 degrees. The element never glows red when set at very high temperature (500 degrees). Broiler element and all other range features work fine. Range is 6 years old. Should we repair or replace the whole range?
Before you replace the range, I'd try replacing the oven temp sensor (part number
WB21T10007 ) which is rather inexpensive. If I were able to get my hands on your range I'd first test to see if the control is sending 240 volts to the bake element. We know there is 240 to the range because the burners and broiler work, but is the control sending the full 240 to the bake element ? The only way for you to know this is to use a meter and test the voltage across the terminals of the bake element when in bake. Of course you should also test the bake element with power off and at least one terminal disconnected to see if you have about 20 ohms resistance across the terminals and no resistance from a terminal to the frame of the range. If not, you may need a new bake element (part number
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Posted on Nov 08, 2008
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