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Moved Kenmore electric oven (2 yrs old) and now neither the oven or stovetop heat up. The clock is set.

Moved our 2 yr old stove to install new flooring and when moved back neither the stovetop burners nor oven will heat even though the clock is set and there is clearly power.

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    Janice Garvin Feb 19, 2014

    Thanks, John, for your advice. That didn't work, but an electrician found that a wire was disconnected and that was why we were only getting the 120 vs 240 volts.

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This may sound silly, but go check your circuit breaker and flip it completely off and then back on. Sometimes it does not completely trip and your clock only needs 120 volts to work which you have, but the heating coils need 240 volts. If you have an older house that has a fuse panel instead of circuit breakers you could have a blown fuse.

Posted on Feb 19, 2014

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