I plugged in the range. Turned on the burners and they do not light up.
Circuit breaker is OK. Power is coming into the stove. Burners wont come on?
Same here with my new frigidaire CFEF372EC. According to the inst. manual, the digital clock should be blinking when plugged in (it doesnt). As soon as I turn on a burner, the clock feature is available, but the burner is turned off, its all gone. The breaker is ok, and i have juice in the range.
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Re: burners wont light up
I am sorry to inform you but this is the 2nd unit you have in that outlet and are having problems, I think you only have 110 volts at the unit...1/2 of the voltage needed. On a 220 volt line there are 2 lines of 110 volts and they BOTH must be present for all the features to work. With only 110 volt, the lights might come on and that would also explain why, when you turn on a burner the clock flashes. You are completing a circuit. Check your home wiring and repair it. Your range will function properly once your resolve the problem with your home supply line to the range.
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Turn it off at the circuit breaker and leave it off for a few minutes,sometimes the microprocessor will reset itself. When you turn it back on make sure the safety switch is working ok they usually have a test button on them.
Hi Ron - From what you have described if neither the burners nor oven turns on make sure the electrical connecting is 240V. The oven light and clock portions only required 115V. The clock and oven light working may indicate an electrical circuit breaker supplying the range is tripped or a fuse is blown. Confirm household circuit is correct and the range cord is properly wired to the terminal block.
This is unusual for the stove to completely go off...I'd first check your circuit breakers and make sure your getting power to the stove at terminal block... if you are getting power at terminal block and you see no burnt wiring...i would need to know make and model of range...
Most ranges will have one leg go out and you will still have a clock and lights, and those burner signals, but no heat or burners....this is usually caused by a bad breaker or burnt wire...
Your breaker in the breaker box has a double pole breaker for the stove one breaker is shot so you still have 120volts which runs the lights 240volts for the elements.Turn main power off and replace the breaker. To verify for sure pull the stove out and unplug it check power at the plug you need 240volts at the plug. If i dont have a plug and wired straight in disconnect the wires and check the wires.
It sounds like you only have one side of the 220v current coming into the range. I suggest checking the outlet feeding the range for proper power. The problem could actually be in your circuit breaker, only sending power via one of the conductors.
Sounds like you are only getting 120 volts. All heating elements require 240 volts to operate. Start by taking the covers off the back of the range and looking for loose or burnt off wires. Look first at were the range cord connects onto the range. If all OK with range wires, check wires inside range receptacle (where the range cord plugs in) and also the connections on the household circuit breaker or fuses. If you use a meter to test for 240, you may see it, but if a connection is poor, it may not be good enough to supply the required power.
If the phenomenon is intermittent, and you get it going and coming as you restart the oven, then it is likely a bad wiring or a bad connection. Ensure first that the circuit breaker is ok and well in place, then proceed testing wirings. Check connectors to buners, hobs, and controls panel. If all wirings and connections are OK, the what reamins is a faulty control panel or a fault on some of the knob controls.
All of the items you mention that do work, are 120 volt items. All the items that do NOT work are 220 volt items. Sounds like you have a voltage problem, you will need to use a meter to check if you have 220 volts a/c to the outlet the stove plugs into. Take care when doing the following, you will be around live voltage and could get hurt. If you are uncomfortable working with a live circuit best to call someone in to do it for you. Check for 220v at the outlet for the stove (where the stove plugs into), if you have it there, go to where the cord attaches to the stove and check at that point. You should have either a 3 or 4 wire cord on the stove, On the rear of the stove there is a terminal block that the cord is fastened to. Between RED and BLACK you should have 220v, between RED and WHITE and BLACK and WHITE you should see 120v. Another thing to check is that the nuts holding the wires from the cord to the terminal block on the stove are turned down tight. A loose connection there will give you the same problem you have as well.
First...be sure you cut power to the stove before you do anything. This is 220 volts and it can kill you. 220 Volts is based on two different lines of power coming to the stove, each of which is 110 volts...but opposite each other in phase. This may mean that some power to the stove is on and some is not. Let's go on.
I suspect a few things: First, the coil control for the burner is probably finished. What I also suspect is that it opened one of the two breakers (they are usually tied together in the panel and are either 40/50/60 amp units) causing some lights but no action.
What to do: Reset the breakers as a pair by turning them off and on. If one snaps off, you have a problem at the stove. If not,...which I doubt...you're in business.
Let's look at replacing the control. Shut the breakers. Now, take the burned control and remove it. Note the wiring positions if they are not on a plug. If they are terminals, tape the ends. Now, reset those breakers. If the other burners work, replace the control. Take the old one to the parts store. If it doesn't work, look around the burned area for broken wires. Repair and tape them up. Try again. Oh, and don't let anyone touch the stove while you're working with those breakers.