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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.
that is in the control cicut the contactor might be bad and taking out cntrl fuse.unhook contactor control voltage by unplugging from contactor tape off the two wires put new fuse in turn on power if fuse does not blow replace contactor.if it does blow you will have to isolate the next thing in the control circut maybe the light.you can buy resetable 1amp circut breakers at grainger for test purposes.sometimes on people I know I will wire in those breakers for them no more buying fuses.
u probably have a lot on that breaker and on startup units always pull a lot more amps cause starting up is like when u start off in a car u have to push the pedal more to get up to speed once u get there u barely have to push the pedal at all so this is gonna be a problem look on the info plate and see what the amps are or it may say f.l.a. (full load amps)
Check your connections. Is the breaker tripped to that outlet? Is the TV plugged into a power strip ( if it is try replacing the strip). Sometimes simply unplugging the unit and waiting just a few seconds and plugging it back in works. If none of these things work, Im afraid it may have fried the internal circuts.
See if you have a grounded circut in the appliance. Check 1 flat to your volt ohm meter. Connect the other probe from meter to the other flat. And you should get a reading of resistance. Next connect 1 probe to the flat then the other to ground. A reading - indicates nothing until the next step. Now try the other flat to the ground?
1 Of these flats are connected to the nutural and possible feed through or back to ground in the appliance. The other one though should not read to ground. If you get a ground reading on both flat of the plug in someting is together that should not be.
If you dont get a readign try plugging in at a different outlet. A circut that has too much load will cause circut breakes to over heat and trip.
If it runs at a different outlet make sure its on a different breaker. If its on the same breaker it will probably start acting up again.
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