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Broiler element doesn't work


Reseating the Element The broiler is heated using an electric element which should be clipped in to the top of the broiler enclosure. If this has come loose then it might not be making contact with the necessary terminals. Try to reseat the terminal but before doing so you must ensure that the electricity is turned off.
Testing the Element The element is what heats up and cooks the food in the broiler. Over time the heat can damage the broiler element. These elements are supported by stand-offs and if the element burns out or becomes damaged then this can be a common reason why the broiler isn't working.
The easiest way to test whether this is working is to turn the broiler on and look at the element. If it is working correctly then the element should be glowing red.
Another slightly more complicated test for the broiler element is to remove the element from the oven and disconnect it. Then use a multimeter to check the continuity of the element. Set the multi-meter to measure resistance and then put it either side of the element. The normal measurement should be between 20 and 40 ohms. If the element is infinitely resistant then this means it's broken and will need to be replaced.
Testing Oven Controls Another reason why the broiler will fail to work is because of problems with the oven controls. A thermostat is used to set the temperature of the broiler, and the oven selector controls are used to control the setting of the broiler.
Turn the oven controls on to see whether the broiler is working properly. If not the controls can be removed and tested using a multimeter. Check the outputs to ensure that the controls are working correctly.
These can also be replaced if required by fitting a replacement part designed specifically for your oven.


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Feb 09, 2014 | Thermador SEC302 Electric Double Oven

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F30 err flashes on the board. Can't get it to bake or oven to come on.


If your oven is made by Frigidaire, the F30 error indicates a problem with the temperature sensor, wiring, the controller or the thermal reset. You will need to check the resistance at various points and replace parts as needed. There are actually 3 sensors in series on one model, with the reset switch under the sensor near the 12" burner. On this model the resistance across each sensor should be around 1100 ohms.

Please add a comment with the make and model for more information on finding the sensors.

Cindy Wells

Jan 01, 2013 | Ovens

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We have a Westinghouse Continental Electric Range KHB30XKI that was installed in the early 1960's. My mother loves it. Tiny kitchen, slide out burners, space saving. Please help me find elements for...


Hello,
Do the elements look like the pictures here?
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Bake-Element/5300210961/2548 bake element
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Bake-Element/5300210911/2183 bake elemenet
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Heating-Element/5300210972/1070 bake element
http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Heating-Element/5300210922/609530 broil element

I hope it is one of the these the first 3 are different bake elements the last one is a broil element that the only pull out elements westinghouse used and i appears all are still available from there on repair clinic

I hope i have helped you to find the element you need,
Gene

Aug 15, 2011 | Ovens

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Kenmore built in oven wont get hot , clock displays, controls work, oven stays stone cold


please check the following:
  • Make sure the power cord is plugged in securely
  • Test the electric outlet for current
  • Test the burner temperature control
  • Test the wiring for a short
  • Reseat the element
  • Inspect the connections to the terminal block
  • Eliminate use of an extension cord, if any is being used
  • Check the outlet voltage.

Jan 19, 2010 | Kenmore Ovens

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Oven will not heatup


  1. Make sure the controls are set properly: that the oven selector switch is set correctly and that the temperature switch is set to the desired temperature. Where applicable, make sure the oven timer is set to manual.
  2. If nothing else on the Range, Oven or Cooktop is working then Check the fuse
  3. Test the oven elements
  4. Test the oven thermostat
  5. Test the oven selector switch.
or
  • Check timer and clock settings
  • Reseat the element
  • Test the element
  • Test the element connectors
  • Test the oven temperature control
  • Test the oven selector control


Jan 18, 2010 | Ovens

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The baking element in the oven does not appear to be working


HI.I would test to confirm the actual issue. This easiest test you can do is to turn on the oven and observe the heating element. If it glows red, the element is working. When baking, the broiling element may come on to assist with preheating or to maintain the oven temperature. When set to bake, if the broiler comes on, but the baking element does not, the likely cause is a burned out baking element.When set to broil, the broil element should glow red, but the bake element typically is not used. If the broiler does not glow, it is likely a burned out heating element.


Use This procedure below to confirm the failure.

With a multimeter, use these steps below to physically test for element functions.

1. Unplug the oven or turn off the power at the breaker or fuse box.

2.Follow the heating element back to where it goes through the wall of the oven. Remove the bracket that secures the element in place.

3. Unscrew or unfasten any stand-off supports that secure the element to the oven.

4.Pull the element part way out to expose the oven's wiring connected the element.

5.Label the wires and secure them in place so they do not fall back into the cavity.

6.Disconnect the wires from the element.

7.Using a multimeter set to x1, touch one probe to each of the element contacts. Expect resistance in the range of 20 to 40 ohms. Infinite or kilo-ohm resistance usually indicates a bad element and it should be replaced.

8.If the element tests okay, reconnect the wires, slip them back into the cavity and re-secure the element.

Oct 05, 2009 | Smeg Ovens

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The light and fan works but no heat comes on in oven.


This tutorial will show you how to check your Smeg element and how to replace your Smeg cooker element.
Here are the 3 main faults to look for in your oven or cooker that is not heating
  • Your oven will not work until the clock/timer has been re-set after replacing an oven element or tripping the electrical supply. Consult your Smeg manual.
  • If your Oven is not getting hot or heating up it could be a faulty element, if the fan in the oven is running and the thermostat light is on, this will lead us to believe that the element has gone faulty. With grills the thermostat light should come on there should be heat, if not then this could be the grill element or the thermostat.
  • When you turn the oven on, the household electrical supply trips on the Rcd (this is the earth trip in the fuse board sometimes called the breaker tripping) your fan oven element has gone to earth and needs replacing.
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Jul 08, 2009 | Smeg SE399X/5 Stainless Steel Electric...

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Oven does not work after running self cleaning


Dear Dupe,

please rate this solution if it mends up ur needs,else choose fixya,


please do the following checks,

  • Reseat the element
  • Test the element
  • Test the element connectors
  • Check the thermometer bulb
  • Test the oven temperature control
  • Test the oven selector control
  • Recalibrate the temperature control

  • please rate this solution if it mends up ur needs,else choose fixya.Thank you

    Dec 17, 2008 | Whirlpool RBS305PDS Electric Single Oven

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    Bosch oven not heating to temp


    Dear customer,
    i recommend u to try the following routine to sort out this problem
  • Check timer and clock settings
  • Reseat the element
  • Test the element
  • Test the element connectors
  • Test the oven temperature control
  • Test the oven selector control
  • Recalibrate the temperature control

  • hope u find this useful. thank you.

    Jul 08, 2008 | Ovens

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