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Frigidaire cfef357bc1 Upper Oven element not getting hot enough

The upper element of the oven doesn't seem to be getting hot enough to cook the top of the food. The element will heat up to a glowing red when used in the broil mode but when preheating for baking the lower element heats up to a glowing red but the upper will not. It does get hot but not nearly as hot as it should.
What controls the amount of current passed through the element to generate the heat level

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SOURCE: frigidaire oven will not heat up

here is a list of error codes that may or may not be displayed by the oven.

Frigidaire Range / Stove / Oven Fault Codes Failure Code Fault Code Description Solution F0 Electronic oven control failure Replace electronic oven control (also called EOC or clock). F1 Electronic oven control failure Replace electronic oven control (also called EOC or clock). F2 Oven temperature too hot Check and replace oven temperature sensor (RTD). F3 Open oven temperature sensor (RTD) Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok. F4 Shorted oven temperature sensor (RTD) Check sensor harness and harness connection between oven sensor and oven control. Replace oven temperature sensor (RTD) if wiring is ok. F5 Electronic oven control failure Replace electronic oven control (also called EOC or clock). F6 Electronic oven control failure Replace electronic oven control (also called EOC or clock). F8 Oven door lock failure Check lock relay and door switches.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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SOURCE: Broiling works but baking does not work

CHECK FOR 240VOLTS AT THE TERMINALS OF THE BAKE ELEMENT. GAIN ACCESS BY REMOVING THE BACK PANEL OF THE RANGE. SOMETIMES THE TERMINAL WILL BURN OFF OF THE WIRE GOING TO THE ELEMENT. THE WIRE WILL JUST BE HANGING THERE. BE SURE TO UNPLUG THE OVEN BEFORE REMOVING BACK PANEL. IF THE WIRE IS BURNT, REPLACE THE TERMINAL AND REATTACH TO THE ELEMENTS TERMINAL. IF THE TERMINAL IS DAMAGED, REPLACE BAKE ELEMENT.
IF THERE IS NO VOLTAGE TO THE ELEMENT, REPLACE CONTROL.

Posted on Apr 04, 2008

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SOURCE: Oven not heating KitchenAid KERC506HWH3

Hi,
I have a one year and 2 month old KitchenAid KEMC308KSS03 Wall oven/microwave combination.
After a self cleaning cycle the oven would not heat again. Eveything else works fine the microwave, controls, etc.
The problem is the thermal limiter switch that KitchenAid used. It is a one shot thermal limiter that opens if the back of the oven goes above 120degrees C and does not reset when it cools down.
The KitchenAid PN is 9759243 BUT don't replace it with the same part if you have this problem. KitchenAid want $84 for this silly thing and it a piece of junk. Buy a PN 317-1368-ND from DigiKey Inc. 1-800-344-4539. This is a 120 degree C thermal limit switch but it will RESET itself when the oven cools down so if it happens again you won't have to pull the oven. This part cost s $6.60 from DigiKey and is a much better part than the original one from KitchenAid.
The switch is on the back of the lower oven, there is a cover that comes off and you will see it screwed to the back with two wires connected to it with faston terminals. It is an easy permanent fix for this problem.
KitchenAid is ABSOLUTELY NO HELP with this (as ususal).
I hope this helps.
Herald

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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SOURCE: Tappan Millennia range's baking component doesn't work.

Your ignitor has gone out or is no longer drawing enough current to open the gas valve. Replace the oven ignitor and it will fix your problem.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

SOURCE: Oven igniters, are both suppose to be on during preheat or bake?

good choice,sounds like the bake igniter is bad

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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