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Nothing Working , but the Clock??

On Christmas noticed that the preheat light/buzzer would not go off no matter how long we waited. Once we explored we found that only the top element of the stove was heating- it kept the stove at a warm enough temp to cook ham and then we used broil at the end to ensure that ham was done all the way thru. During this time,'' ALL 4 TOP BURNERS'' were Working, so we decided not to use the oven-part till we replaced the bottom baking element, but seen NO HARM in using the top 4 eyes to cook with till we ordered an element and replaced it and got it back to working order again. So, we ordered a bottom heating element which came in yesterday and we had our handyman (who has some electrical background) start the process to change the bottom element. The IDIOT forgot to unplug or turn the main breaker and when he went to pull the bottom element out there was a small electrical ARC from the element hitting the side of the stove casing where it plugs-in. It was enough to make him jump back and realize what he had done. We turned the power off and then changed the bottom element. We then turned power back on, plugged in the stove and turned the temp to 375 to see if things were back to normal again- right way the preheat light came on as well as the clock flashing awaiting to be set to the correct time of day - we then set the clock to the correct time of day and then checked the 4 burners/eyes which now all of a sudden DO NOT work. After 15 minutes or so, we opened oven door to see if it was heating, since the buzzer did not go off to let us know the oven has preheated, and it was not working either( Top or Bottom element). So, now the Bake and Broil elements (Top and Bottom) inside the oven door are not working and all 4 eyes on the top of the range do not come on either????? Is there a reset button?- is there an internal fuse that may have been blown - please help- My wife and I are helping out my disabled father and he is thinking the worst. Thanks and if you need more info let me know. I can take digital photo for you I currently have the back two panels off, I was looking for a fuse, but did not see any. I will be waiting for anyones help-THANKS!! Bruce Pitzer

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  • ridindirtynw Jan 07, 2009

    Technodeal, I appreciate your response, but to me that made absolutely NO SENSE !! Im not trying to be difficult, but you must understand that you will have to explain in more detail as to what I'm to do and HOW--I am not a repairman on stove so work with me in detail. I guess what I need to say now, is I need further assistance from someone else-Thanks

  • ridindirtynw Jan 07, 2009

    The advice I recieved from "technodeal" was insufficient, I would like further assistance!

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In order to give you step by step instruction on what to try and how to go about it ,we are going to need the make and model of your stove..........(and please keep in mind it is hard to diagnose a problem when we cant see what you're working on)


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Hi ridindirtynw

yes there is a fuse, it is located on the inside of the back panel of the oven. If that doesn't fix it, then the control board may have been fried when the arc occurred because you interrupted the current.

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    I'm sorry that the first response was so unsatisfactory. This website works by a way of consumers helping each other. Occasionally we get some responses that are less than ideal. I am more than happy to help you but please first look into my first comment. Thank you.

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Hello and welcome to FixYa!,

It sounds to me like there is a Fuse blown in the Oven which is causing only the Clock to work.

It may also be a Fizzled Electrical Circuit in the Oven.

Hope this helps, --P3NGYJ03

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Hi gerrie824 look at the elements and see if there is cracks in them. If so then yes they failed. During bake the broil elements come on in 1/2 power to brown the top of what you are baking. If there isn't a break in the elements, then the issue could be a burnt wire, failed relay, or such.

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I can help , normally the fuse is in the control board in the rear of the unit but it probably can not be removed , make sure there is 240 volts or close to that to the oven side of the plug when plugged in , if there is your control board is blown somewhere , this is the most expensive part in the unit because it operates everything. Usally top burners will continue working when this happens unless your model uses the board to cycle them which is rare.
The test will tell you if its the board or the power supply/breaker.
If you have a question let me know and tell me how it works out.

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Generic stove ..no details... only can say yes there are circuit breaking safety involved in its build if it is a modern stove...reset/ fuse /fusable link/ or area near power in that is intended to fail first ... but your short to ground occurred at the element in oven so the break may be near there(cause) as well as at circuit protection power in area... good luck

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Yes there is a short tracking occured on the control panel board which needs to checked at all the junctions 1 by 1.

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