Range is shorting out and is tripping the circuit breaker
Our Frigidaire electric slide-in range has a short in it. We had an electrician come because the the range trips the circuit breaker after it has been on for awhile. When the electrician was here, he had all of the elements and the oven on and he said he saw an "arch" through the ceramic glass cooktop. Is this an easy repair and is it something that we could attempt to do ourselves? The range is only 5 years old. Thank you for any assistance you could offer.
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When the unit has cooled down, try to find exactly where the sparks came from.
If the sparks came from an obvious place like the surface burner heating elements or the bake/broil element, repair or replace any defective component you find. If you can't locate the place the sparks came from--or can't fix the problem yourself--contact a qualified appliance repair technician.
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please follow this steps and fix it. Otherwise call some electrician. God bless you The circuit trips again. 2 issues could be causing this:
Overloaded circuit: Use fewer devices simultaneously or try moving
certain devices or small appliances to a different area (use another
outlet and circuit). Try resetting.
Electrical short: If your circuit is not overloaded, but the circuit
keeps tripping, then this is likely the problem. The appliance or
electronic device could be causing this short, or there could be faulty
wiring in the walls. Consult a qualified electrician.
The PF code stands for "Power Failure". This code will appear whenever the power is disrupted to the range. Pressing the cancel button on the touch panel should clear this code. Now it sounds like there is either an electrical short on the range or a problem with your GFCI electrical outlet/breaker. There is an internal fuse that might have burned out inside the range to prevent further electrical damage or the ERC/touch panel may have shorted out. The problem is if you start tinkering with the range and it is brand new then you might void the factory warranty by trying to repair it yourself. I would leave it unplugged and call the manufacturer or the place that you purchased it from and describe your problem. There might be a recall on that model range or a problem that they are aware of. You also might want to try plugging a couple other appliances into the SAME electrical outlet plug that you used for the range and see if the breaker/GFCI trips. If it does then the problem might be with the electrical plug or circuit. A bad plug or circuit can cause damage to an appliance(like the range) so be careful with any other appliances you use to test the outlet because they could be damaged also if the circuit or plug is bad.
Sounds like a shorted wire or something grounding.
Slide out range and unplug and take off bake and look around for a short either at the bake or broil element ot at the terminal where the cord connects.
first, un-plug unit and remove rear access cover,it could be a wire with bad insulation that has shorted to the body of the unit,could be an oven/broiler element,could be one of your feed lines to the unit shorted to ground,does it trip brkr w/o anything turned on???you can also isolate the problem that way.good luck