Question about Ovens
The oven worked perfectly and all of a sudden one day the heating elements will not heat. The control panel display seems to work fine and give no "warning" signal. clock works and oven-lock safety control works. Any ideas? Is there a fuse that just works with the heating rods? Thanks for your thoughts. - Rich
The oven runs off 240 volts and normally a small 120 voly circuit is run off one of the 120 volts legs. However, this is not always the case and once in a great while there is a separate breaker for the things you mentioned above.
I would check the breaker box and determine that no breakers are tripped. The big double breakers are the 240 volt ones and are used for the range, the dryer, A/C, etc.
If one is tripped it will not be off but about half way between off and on. Turn it completely off (they are stiff) and then all the way back on. If there is no breaker tripped, turn the power to the oven off and examine the heating elements inside the oven.
Sometimes they break away from the connection that comes out of the oven wall. Sometimes there is a hole in one. Check both the upper and the lower. If they look okay, there is little you can do at this point unless you are well versed in electricity and 240 volt appliances.
You will have to call either an appliance technician on a service call, or an electrician. I'm assuming this is a slide in unit and not part of a free standing range.
Posted on May 22, 2009
I suggest checking the voltage going to elements. If there is no current, trace wires. Not exactly sure if there is a fuse/relay on your model. If there is current, than the elements may have gone bad.
Posted on May 22, 2009
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