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Not Heating Oven was used last night and worked fine. This moring went to use it and it will not heat. The light comes on but will not get hot on any setting bake, broil, convection(the fan does come on during convection). Any thoughts?

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I just opened one with the same problem. The bi-metal switch / thermostat was completely burned out and melted into a small lump of metal. Unless you can get a replacement for that it might be the cheapest to go to a store and buy one new for under $80.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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Hamilton beach convection toaster oven. Fans wull not start when turned on untill I pound on side of unit. Sometimes takes several times;; Once they start then works fine?

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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Does timer operate? In other words, if you set it on a time will it countdown and ding the bell? If so , then it is almost certainly the thermo (very flaky on this model) or your thermal overload (one time safety that acts like a fuse and looks like a diode) which is inside and can only be replaced by someone familiar with electric repair. I have had one of these for 2 years and the thermo never has worked correctly and after a few months the little plastic cam (that the door lever rides on that holds door closed and in partly open position) wears a groove and won't keep the door closed. I lost my receipt so I am going to see if HB will send me a new cam and thermo (although I think they are all incorrect as far as temp accuracy) without charging. If you got this at Wal-Mart or Sam's and have the receipt they will take it back for credit or exchange. No time limit at Sam's.

Posted on Oct 07, 2007

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