I replaced the elements in the broil/bake oven, but unfortunately one of the wires fell into the back of the cooker. I put a warning on the knob but my wife turned it on anyway. Of course, it shorted out, and now I have to replace it. Can anyone describe how to do this, and suggest where I might get a new wire assembly from?
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Re: Need to replace broil/bake element wiring
As a repairman this is what i would do.because if you just but on a new connector on and its not super tight it will burn there.loose connection draws maximum amperage.so i would carie with me spares wires that i cut off from old ranges.they would then have a factory tightened terminal at the applied end and i could wire nut on the other end with good confidence.with that said find a used stove and cut the wire off to the element with six to ten inches and splice in ,it will be fine if connections clean tight.also protect wire nut from heat[black tape up] that might seem hokiee but it works and cheapest /fastes.new/old wire must have connector that will apply to your element.hope that helps,God bless ,tom....ps if i have been helpful please remember to help me with my ratings.thanks
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Yes, it is very possible that when the bake element burned out, it may have shorted out to the case of the oven, and burned up the relay on the control board. If you have a voltmeter (and feel comfortable in doing this), remove the back of the oven, and measure the voltage across the bake elements when you set the oven to some bake temperature. Be careful, you are dealing with 240 volts AC here! IF you don't have any voltage anywhere near 240 V while on bake, then you probably have a bad electronic oven control. If you have just 120 volts, then check your voltage at your power cord or (better) at the junction box at the back of the range. You should have 120 volts from the center (white or green) wire to either the red or black wire; and 240 volts from the red to the black wire. Now IF you have 240 volts across the terminals of the bake element, then you may have gotten the wrong bake element (wrong wattage - lower watts than the original). Maybe you ordered the wrong one, or maybe they put the wrong one in the box.
see the next steps and proceed according with commong sense: God bless you Usually,
when an oven won't broil, it's because the broiler element is burned
out. The broiler element in an electric oven is the black, pencil-thick
tube at the top of the oven. When the broiler is on, the element glows
red. This element has an expected life-span of several years. It may
last for only one; it may last for many more. When the element burns
out, you need to replace it. To determine if the heating element is
burned out, watch the part testing video at the bottom of thi
unplug range ..remove the back cover plate check all wires all connections ..their must be a burnt /broken /dissconnected wire ..check where the wires connect to the bake an broil element ..and the bake broil switch..if all looks good .then the bake broil switch burnt out when element blew out..plus is the breaker tripped in the box ..it prob. tripped when the element blew out..let me know..good luck
oh bleep, right? well, if you're lucky this will get you going again. 1. disconnect power to range. 2. remove back metal cover just above range power cord (usually 5 quarter inch hex screws) 3. look for burnt off wire leading to/from bake element. If yes, 4. strip ends of broken wire and splice with ceramic wire nut if no 4. bad news. replace ERC (electronic range control) you fried something on the board. It's got the clock display and all the electronics behind it.
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.
There should only be two wires that go to the element. It won't matter which wire goes on which terminal. Turn power off to unit before replacing the element. In some cases when the element burns out and breaks in have it will send a surge back to the oven control board and it will need to be replaced also. You will know once the element is replaced if it doesn't heat up.