Question about Frigidaire Kitchen Ranges
THe Broiler came on during baking
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Frigidaire electric range
ok cory it sounds to me like your bake element burned in two looks like someone is running an electric welder when that happens more than likely you breaker tripped open your oven door and look at the bake and broil elements see if that's the case then reply but don't rate me till were done please
Posted on Jan 11, 2008
Hello all with this oven not working problem!!! I had this happen and I found exactly what causes this to fail. The circuits operate in the following manner... The oven is controlled by a double pole single throw heavy relay (wired as a single pole single throw or simple off/on relay) that supplies power to 2 other relays.. The oven relay is a double pole double throw relay (6 contacts 12 volt coil, ) it is normally open circuit, that is when the main relay turns on the power goes to the oven relay but no further. The other sie of the oven relay is wired to a second relay connected to the broil element that is normally open circuit with the other side of the DPDT relay going to Leg 2 120 volts. So in normal off mode the broiler is connected to the one side of the relay, common is connected to Leg 2 and the other side of the relay is connected to the other side of the oven relay.
SO when you call for the Bake Oven element, the power goes through the main relay to the oven relay, the oven relay clicks and now connects the oven relay to the set of contacts on the broiler relay that is connected to Leg 2- now the oven turns on. When you ask for broil the oven relay turns off and the broiler relay tirns on connecting the broiler to leg 2 (bypassing the oven relay.
I know its long winded but basically to operate the oven the power goes through 3 relays where the broiler only uses 2 of the relays (not the oven relay) Kinda dumb way to do it I suppose BUT the idea is to never have a situation where the oven and broiler can be on at the same time.
Heres what happened with my oven.. the broiler relay failed (broke internally) and the common contact shorted across both of the other terminals momentarily turning on BOTH elements, the sudden inrush of current literally exploded the output contact on the main relay and vaporizing the lead, trace and solder joint.
It was a mess... badly burned.. I found a new relay (omron) to replace the main relay.. but the other 2 were Omrons that I could not find replacements for (12 volt coils is the issue) So I did find some potter brumfield relays that were rated 10 amps per pole so I wired these externally from the timer board (ran wires to them) (doubled up so each relay was using both sides in parallel so it can handle 20 amps) The elements only use about 8 amps each anyways this worked great and since the new relays are on spade terminals with quick disconnects, are easy to swap out of they fry again (doubtful) Its a forgone conclusion these timers are ready to fry at any time and I can almost guarantee the WILL blow.. the relays arent very heavy duty at all... I would not buy another of these.. pretty weak control.. expecially these small relays.
Good luck in your repair.. a new timer was 300 my repair was 50 and WILL NOT fail like theirs did.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Your oven ignitor has gone out. This is located under the pan in the bottom of the oven. This is held in with 2 screws in the back portion of the pan. This will expose the ignitor and then 2 screws take it out. Replace this and this will fix it. very common problem
Posted on Feb 11, 2009
The problem seems related to the sensor switch. The immediate solution was such a simple fix, I couldn't believe it.
Turn power breaker OFF for the range. This is a step you shouldn't NEVER skip, or you could DIE.
Gently pull range out of the slide in area into the kitchen
Unscrew the metal back panel of the range.
Facing the back of the range, you should press the red button between two wire mounts until it clicks. Be careful, and try not to touch ANY wires when you do this.
Turn breaker back ON.
If you didn't unplug the stove, the oven should still be locked, but will unlock immediately when you hit the CLEAR/OFF button on the control panel on the fron of the range.
Keep in mind that this is only a TEMPORARY solution and would probably occur again the next time you clean the oven. Try replacing the sensor switch for a longer term solution. You can order one for less than $20. I will buy it from the website that includes the most comprehensive instructions for replacing the item for this range type. Any suggestions?
Posted on Jun 14, 2009
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