Viking Wall oven Electric - Botton element doesn't work
Just yesterday we realized that our older Eaton Viking wall oven will not work as it did. The bottom element will not turn on. The lights still work, indicating it is trying, the top element for broil still works, the bottom simply doesn't. Is this just a fuse possibly, or can the bottom element be replaced?
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The heating element burned through -- it needs replacing. Turn off power to oven, remove two screws on heating element mount, pull heating element from wall of oven, remove two screws connecting electric leads to heating element. To install new element, reverse steps. Make sure screws connecting heating element to wires are very tight -- otherwise they will arc.
the element is easy to change. just slide out the stove from the wall. take off the rear cover and just unplug or unscrew the leads from that element and replace. first make sure you unplug the stove it's self from the wall. it does have 220 volt and will hurt you.
There are two possibilities, both of which I think you will need a technician to diagnose. There is an electronic sensor on the later model ovens that sends info to the Electronic Oven Control (If you have a touch panel yours is electronic), or the older ovens use a hydraulic thermostat. The sensor on the electronic model can mess up temperature or it can be the EOC. On the older models, usually there is only the thermostat where you adjust temperatue that can cause this problem. Because you elements get red, they are OK, your problem is in the regulation of them. good luck, AJ
Unplug the range.
Remove the oven racks.
Remove 2 screws holding the element to the back wall.
Slide the element towards you carefully. Remove the wires and install them on the new element.
Reattach the element to the back wall.
hey sorry about that,as a repair man i hold on to those babies like crazy.almost all ovens i worked on [its many]the rear wall dose not come apart.if yours dose great go that way.but other wise yes you have to go thru the back.i would try fishing abit more before i pulled it out if was me.God bless,tom
the first thing that goes bad is the element, electric stoves work like the light switch on the wall and light bolt. the element is like the light bolt and the thermostat works like the light switch on the wall. and like the light bolt they do go bad often. so the element needs replacing. but before that i check for power to the element, making sure the thermostat supplies electricity.
soundsl ike youve blown a thermostat on the back wall of the unit(fairly common with the K/A appliance, unit wikk have ot be pulled out to check continuity on the thermosts( loactated behind back wall just between the broil element hook ups.
If this range has electric elements in the oven, you may have blown one of the heating elements. Do any of the oven functions work? If you were attempting to BAKE when this occurred, have you attempted to turn on the BROILER to see if it works? If the BROILER still heats up, you may just have a bad heating element. If both features quit working, the problem may be with your Electronic Range Control (ERC) board. Post back with comments and let me know.