Question about Ovens
I don't have the manual to my Mabe stove and don't understand the temperatures. The oven button is in Spanish n has the words: enc, hornear, medio, and pre cal. I would appreciate translation.
You might be able to get a manual from Mabe. The sweeping arc behind the enc marking indicates the knob should be rotated clockwise from the arrow marking off to precal for warm, then media for warmer (halfway between warm and bake (hornier)). What these settings mean in terms of temperature is anybody's guess. I am sure some of the other fixya experts can clarify this.
Posted on Nov 28, 2013
Hornear is BAKE
Precal is PREHEAT
Medio might be BROIL
Turn it on each setting and look to see which elements heat up.
Posted on Nov 28, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Hi and welcome to FixYa.com
First thing you want to check is the power supply (fuse or circuit breaker) to your oven.
Now, before you say "RescueTech it can't be the fuse because the indicators light up and I can set the controls!" read on-
Your range and oven elements are 220V units. This requires both legs of the 220 (L1 and L2) in order for them to heat up. Your indicator lamps and controls are 120V, therefore they will continue to work if one leg of the 220V feed is not present. It is very unlikely that all your switches and elements have failed at once. So start first at your fuse or breaker box. If you have cartridge fuses, you need an continuity tester or ohmmeter to check them. If you have breakers, there are two styles- One is a "single lever" style that controls both legs of the supply. The other style is a "double pole" breaker that is actually two separate breakers connected by a pin between them. Oftentimes one side will trip but not the other. You will actually be able to visually see this as the pin will appear crooked as one breaker is in the ON position and the other is in the TRIPPED position. Turn off the breaker (both sides will move together) and then reset it to the ON position. Now the pin should appear straight and both breakers should be in the ON position.
If the breaker seems to be fine, the next thing I would check is the terminal block where the range cord is connected to the appliance. As a journeyman technician, I often see where the installer failed to properly tighten the range cord's terminals when he/she installed the range cord. The appliance will function for awhile, sometimes for a few years even, but that connection gets HOT every time the range is used, and especially when the oven and all 4 burners are used together (Like on a HOLIDAY!) What will eventually happen is that the terminal will literally burn away and break the connection to one side of the 220. The result is anything "low voltage" on the appliance such as clock, lights, timers, indicators) will still work, however the elements will not heat up.
Before you start changing parts, check these things. I would be very curious to know how this one turns out. Just remember that the top burners and the oven have no connection to one another other than the supply voltage.
I hope this helps and have a happy and safe New Year from all of of here at FixYa!!
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
On most US ovens the high temp is 550f and the lowest is around 100f for warm. I would imagine 1 is warm and 5 is 550f so 2 would be 250 3 would be 325 4 would be 425. Or you could say ribs and slow cooking 2, cake 3, cornbread 4, and 5 would be broil. The only way to know is set each number and place an oven thermostat in there to see what the temp is fer each number. Personally my grand mother cooked on a wood stove and never had a knob, she just shoved the biscuits in the oven and added another stick of wood.
Posted on Jan 28, 2010
Press the cook and finish cook buttons at the same and +and- button to advance the time. They look like a casserole dish and a casserole dish with a cross through it
Posted on May 14, 2010
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