Bake element caught fire and when I attempted to remove it, sparks (arc) came off of the connector until I turned the breaker off. Is it normal to have electric/current going to the element after it has been turned off?
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Unplug the element from the receptacle and then disconnect the receptacle from the point where it plugs into the stove. Now, carefully, turn on power to this heating element. If nothing happens then you have removed the likelihood of a problem in the large portion of the stove's wiring. Next, plug the receptacle cable back into the stove without connecting the heating element. Again, carefully turn on the power to the heating element in question. If there is no spark then the cable, connector and receptacle are ok. If it does spark, replace the receptacle and cable assembly. No spark, then inspect the heating element where it connects to the receptacle. Look for melting or signs of damaged insulation that would allow for a "dead short". If you see damage to the element then replace the element. No damage, clean the connections with a toothbrush, and plug the element back in and turn on the juice. If it sparks again, replace the element. Good luck and be careful. Don't attempt any of this if you are inexperienced in working with electricity. 220 Volts can cause death or serious injury... just the flash from an arc can cause blindness and burns.
Turn off the power to the oven. Remove the racks. Remove the BAKE element screws and carefully pull the element out. Remove the wires from the element,being careful not to let the wires fall back into the oven cavity. Use a volt meter set for continuity and touch the meter leads to the element terminals. No reading is a bad element. Replace the element. If you do get a reading,the electronic control is bad.
Pretty simple, make sure you unplug the range or flip the breaker off. Remove the two screws mounting the element to the back wall, carefully pull out the element. It probably has slide on connectors, pull them off and thats it! If you accidentally pull off a wire and it stays back in the stove, you can pull the unit out and remove the back panel and it will be all out in the open.
At the family house we had an old counter top Jenn-air appliance and the connectors for the elements always burned until i put white sillicon grease on the contacts.This grease is intended to transfer the heat on transistors. Never had problem again.
Some times a company changes vendors for the controls and connections change location. But does the wiring diagram indicate a relay board in the back of range. It could be damaged form the element short
Yes the element failed and they will arc when they do that.Ive actually seen people hose them down with a fire extinguisher only to have it still arc. Bake elements are inexpensive and very easy to install.
Boone, by the sound of your post it sounds like the power relay board could be bad. If you had a stuck or shorted keypad, you should be getting a different code. The F2 code means an overheated condition. If it's a double oven it could mean a secondary board failure. The way to go on this would be to ohm out the temp sensor first. Should read about 1100 ohms at room temp. Another way to check it is to swap the bake and broil wires on the power relay board. They will be marked BA and BR. Fire the oven up again and if the bake element comes on then you know that the broil relay is stuck or shorted. Without being there to do the tests, I believe that the problem lies in the power relay board. The part number for the board is 71003431. Priced around 116.00. Jenn-Air usually has a 5 year warranty on these parts. Hope this points you in the right direction. Catriver..post back