Re: Elan 948 OVen doesn't heat and light designating...
We just had the same problem with the same oven. pull the oven out of the wall. on the top right side there is a fan. there is a safety switch that is activated by the fan blowing on it. a piece of insulation was preventing the switch from activating so the oven thought the fan was not running. remove the insulation and the oven comes back to life.
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Elan oven has seemed to drop off the earth right now but I have some feelers out trying to get parts for it. If you have a manual there may be a # in there to call. The oven itself may have a phone number or a company name to call for information on parts. The best way to fix your problem would be to replace the knobs with new ones. You may be able to take the ones you have to a parts place and they may have something to at least work temp until you get new ones. I will continue to work on finding parts for it so If you find anything or have any information to help me find them, Let me know. Hope I can help.
There are a number of reasons why you may find that your oven doesn't heat up, and troubleshooting oven heating elements is not too complicated, so you should be able to manage this in a few hours. When you are trying to decide what is the cause of your oven not heating up properly, you should be able to identify the different problems, and also understand how to repair the oven without too much difficulty. If you find a lot of problems, then you may need to provide a different solution, for example replacing the heating element and fittings completely. Heating Element is Broken This is perhaps the most common cause of the oven not heating up. The element inside the oven will not become hot if the electrical connections are damaged, or if the element itself is not working. The heating element can be removed and replaced easily, and this is perhaps a very good idea if you have any problems with the heating system of your oven. Test the heating element by firing up the oven with the door open, and your hand close to the front of the element. You should be able to feel it warming up, so if it doesn't, take of the screws which hold it in place, and then unplug the connections. You can take the heating element to a store and they should be able to replace the part for you.
I had the same issue with my EW30EW55GS. This is the second time! The dirst time, the technician replaced all the circuit boards (took a month to get the parts). I figured, I would try a light cleaning again. SAME THING! Again, I'm without an oven for no telling how long. The oven looks great, but don't be fooled - it's a piece of junk!
If I understand your use correctly, you were using the oven to heat the space? Or for baking?
Regardless, it sounds as though the elements have failed. If you used the oven for heating the space (with the door open) the broiler element comes on during preheat of the oven to get the oven to temperature more quickly. The elements are NOT designed to heat a space, and will quickly burn out if used in this manner.