Question about Ovens
When the oven is turned on the current measured on the line started at about 9.7 amps but 20-30 seconds later it increased to about 21 amps and continued to cycle at the same frequency of about 20-30 seconds for as long as we monitored it. Is this normal? If not do you know what would cause this?
The heating elements on any stove vary in resistance as they heat up and cool down. When cold, the elements offer more resistance thus less current flows. As the coil gets hotter, the resistance drops and greater current flow develops. The thermostat cycles the elements on and off to maintain the temperature measured in the oven, thus the cycling of power used.
Posted on Jan 10, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
yes it is normal . but i know your not the first to think its not , todays ovens are so tight , it only takes 10 seconds of heat to keep them at proper temp . it used to be that ovens where kept at a 3 degree sweep that is set at 350 turn on and up to 353 then off ,cool down to 350 and back on . this was a longer time off and a longer time on topday we keep to 1 degree ! 350 on to 351 off to 350 on and so on ....... so short berst of heat make for a more even oven ........ but i know i hate it too ! good luck
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
Hi, Try and restart the cleaning cycle. You might here the door latch motor run (unless you havve a handle you need to move to lock door) Once the clean cycle starts, cancel it and see if the latch releases.
Posted on May 21, 2009
The ignitor is not allowing enough 'current flow' to open the valve. The ignitor , even if it glows, can be 'low current' to valve.
(the ignitor current controls valve)
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
This sounds like the heat sensor probe.If you open your oven,look at the back wall near the top.There should be a piece if metal clamped there.When you start your oven,the click is the on switch telling a relay to turn on power.After it gets to the certain temperature,the probe tells the relay to cut power.When you restart the oven after it's warm and cooling down,the sensor probe is giving the relay a "false" hot reading and the relay turns it off.Since it cycles only once or twice,the probe probably gets "stuck".Is the second cycle real short?Good luck! Greg
Posted on Aug 17, 2010
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Posted on Aug 19, 2010
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