We just moved into a new house and every time we plug the range in, it pops the breaker. We weren't sure if this was an outlet issue, or a plug issue, so we replaced both. It's still happening. The house was built in 1999, so all the wiring is relatively new. Everything else is working just fine, including the dryer, which we had to replace the plug on.
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Re: Popping the Breaker
Ok, first a couple of things, you didnt mention if it popped the breaker when you were using the oven, burners, of both or if it does it as soon as you plug it in.
If it does it as soon as you plug it in, you have a short in the back of the unit. you need to pull the back panel off and look to see if the broil or the back element wires were touching the the back panel. This is a common short.
If it only does it when you are using both the burners and the oven, you might have a weak circuit breaker that needs to be replaced in your house. Unfortunately, age has little to do with it, I've gotten new breakers that didn't function correctly.
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your heating element is perhaps gone its the most likely things just after inital cycle call.... try to disconnect the element two spades and if it goes past this point i would replace it for sure
or some leakage too earth
sounds like too me the element jacket is bad and water has leaked in good old house trip before your house may have burned down...!!!! so...
something is leaking to earth ... that has water inside
perhaps the main recycle or outlet pump housings has cracked...??? look for rust on the motors laminated cores...
Your assumption is correct, if you have a household circuit breaker popping, you have a short or over current situation. If you have too many other things plugged into the same circuit you could be overloading that breaker. Depending on how your home is wired, you could have a few (older homes may have quite a few) outlets feed by a single breaker. If you have used the treadmill in that outlet (with the same items plugged into that circuit), the breaker it's self MIGHT be going bad (popping at too low of current).
For safety, inspect the power cord, for any damage, and be replaced if there is any.
If the power core is undamaged, I would try plugging the treadmill in another circuit. Choose an outlet that was not affected when the breaker popped. It you use an extension cord to get to another outlet, be sure it's rated for enough current. If it still pops the same breaker it's the same circuit, and you need to plug it in somewhere else (probably in another room). If a different breaker pops, then the short in in your treadmill. At this point you will need to know something about electricity to further isolate the short.
From having a Hotpoint myself, I can think of 2 possibilities.
Obvious answer would be electrical problem. If it trips the breaker you probably have a loose wire or a bad plugin socket. Did you buy a new "pigtail" plugin socket or did you use an old one when you got the stove? They say to buy a new one each time. If this is your first problem with this then your circuit can probably handle the load but see if the circuit that tripped says 30 or 40 amps. Also check to see if anything else is on that circuit besides your stove. There shouldn't be anything else on circuit. You may even have a bad circuit breaker but that seems less likely.
Second possibility is a bad baking element at the bottom of stove or bad heating element on top. When mine went bad, it made loud popping noises and sparks were flying. After that, the rest of the stove worked but not the baking element. I had to replace it for about $50.
My bet is on a loose wire. Be careful and unplug everything before you check! See if it's not fully plugged into the socket and see if the 3 or 4 wires coming from the thick plug wire are all tightly connected to your stove.
Have you tried plugging it in to a different outlet? You may have too many things using that same circuit. Seems worth a try - hope it helps. We found that our fridge was using the same circuit as our washer and microwave and this kept it from popping the breaker after we used another outlet.
What do you mean by "popping"? If you are plugging it into a GFI receptacle it will do that. Use a different receptacle. If it is popping the circuit breaker, you may have an electrical problem in your house.
This a ground fault breaker. They do go bad. Is it kicking it all the time or when you plug it in. I replaced a lot of the ground fault plugs. You have to go to the Appliance Parts store to get a new power cord. If you have a problem with thisyour warranty should cover the power cord check your warranty. Rus
2 common, possible problems. 1 - there is a "short" in the plug - easy fix - replace either the cord or plug - not expensive. 2 - bad control board - not so easy, not so cheap. Is it brand new, used? Also, it could be a bad "internal breaker" - not easy!