Help! When my wife was cooking dinner tonight, all of the eyes on our stove quit heating. Suddenly the clock went out. We turned the power off and I reset the circuit breaker to the range. The clock stayed off, but when we turned one of the eyes back on, the oven buzzed and the power came back on. Still no action from the eyes. When we turned the eye off, the power went back out. after letting it alone for a moment, the oven buzzed again and apparently reset itself. I cycled through the same functions, i.e. using the eyes etc. Same problem exists. Hope somebody's got a clue!
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Most likely it is a problem with the power supply. It suppose to come two hot (120V) lines to your range and looks like one of them is missing. I would reccomend you to call an electrician to check both circuit breakers and the power from the wall outlet.
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The circuit breaker outside in the power panel for the stove has a bad breaker. It will be two breakers with their handles joined together by a pin so if one tripe it takes the other so 220 V is no longer present. When one, but not the other trips you only have 110 V. That's why the lights and clock still work but no heating elements.
It's not a fuse, but a wire or heating element has burned up.
Please TURN OFF the circuit breaker until you repair the problem, or at least until you know what the problem is!
You say "in" the stove, so I'm assuming that you mean in the oven. Whichever element it is, whether it's in the oven or on the stovetop, just needs to be removed and checked for continuity with an ohmmeter.
Quite frankly, if it IS an element, then you should see a burned-out spot somewhere on it that's pretty obvious. Then you just need to replace the element.
If it's a wire, then you will need to repair the wire so that it safely makes contact with the element again. That process is a little more involved than just replacing an element, but let us know what you find. I can describe a wire-repair procedure if need be. ;)
Shut the breaker off!
These are the exact symptoms that a tenant of ours reported for their range. I went to check the range and found that one of the power wires on the terminal block in the back of the range was burning itself up. It had actually started a small wire fire.
You need to pull the range out of it's hole and unplug it. Remove the panel in the back above where the cable goes into the range. Examine the power wires and terminal block carefully, because I bet you'll find one of the wires is burning up and needs to be repaired.
Please write back and let know what you find.