Rubbing sound-like noise when switching bottom oven on
We have replaced melted fan heating element of top oven and the bent down large square heating element of bottom oven. Top oven works fine, but when switcing bottom oven on, we hear a sound like the fan is touching something. We pulled out the mesh infront of the fan, but the noise continued. Incidentally, when we replaced the element and started the oven, we heared a bang, but there was no rubbing noise to speak of. I doubt if there is a mechanical problem, but it could be electrical. Can anyone help us please?
Re: Rubbing sound-like noise when switching bottom oven...
Most likly the fault is the fan blades touching the side of the circular hole,to test.1.switch of all power.2.when power is switched of try switching your oven to on position.if oven will not work then proceed3.if you can turn the fan blades by useing a thin piece of wood or simler.4 if when you turn the blades you hear a rubbing noise you might take a closer look if you have torch point it in if you see the blades touching or one of the blades touching it might be possable to to push the offending blade back very slightley useing the same piece of wood you yoused at 3.if this fails to solve your problem the fan moter might be ready to give up. I hope this can solve your problem.yours adrian.
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Remove the back of the oven check temp controller before replacing or buying element, as this can often stop any heat being produced. The element is in front of the fan, if this model is fan assisted, remove fan, after removing element inspect to see any small hole in metal, if you see a large hole more than 10mm , this could be a sign that the fan needs cleaning. Clean fan with WD40, do not switch oven on untill fan has dried off. Then replace element, switch oven on low with door open, if you feel slight heat, go for a full test, gradually build up heat, keep on for at least 30 mins, make sure the oven reaches temp, you can expect some smell from a new element, this is protective oil, and considered normal.
Most ovens with top and bottom elements have a multifunction control switch which enables the user to select a certain setting to suit their cooking. The control switch would normally have small pictures of the elements, fan forced function etc, to show what each setting does. Sometimes you may only require the bottom element working and other times you may want/need both.
make sure the oven is switched off.remove all trays etc from oven,remove 2 posidrive screws from bottom of fan plate,remove fan plate,the element is around the fan,remove 2 posi screws from where the element goes through the side of oven and the one screw that holds the top of the element to the back of the oven.slowly pull the element out and remove the 2 poz and neg spade connectors.refit as removed.
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The heating element is the likely culprit as they burn out and go open circuit..(ie ...disconnected and will not heat up ) If you can use a multi-meter , then the element can be tested using the resistance range (with the oven SWITCHED OFF )
Its the thermal safety switch. When it trips - it cuts any power from reaching BOTH elements. Open the oven door - at the top wehere the oven latch is - remove the long black panel. In the middle - on the right is a small cylindrical switch...push down on the top - in the very center...it will rest the switch (like a circuit breaker) and then reassemble. Just did it on mine (2nd time) and it fired right up. Good luck