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Electrolux EOB5600 electrical fault?

There was an electrical smell when the oven was in use, then the unit stopped working. I took the oven out of the housing to find that the neutral cable had burnt right through in the terminal on the back of the oven!  I'm not sure what to do with the oven as its not under guarantee (2 years old bought from new) or whether it is able to be repaired. The plastic terminal which secures the live,earth and neutral cables is black and cracked. I guess i'm lucky it didnt catch fire! Any ideas would be greatly received. thanks.

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  • middleton Jan 06, 2008

    Hi, thanks for your quick reply. Although i still cant understand why the heat of the oven would burn out the neutral cable and not the others, and also why the fuse didnt blow in the plug (doesnt appear to be one on the oven). 

  • middleton Jan 08, 2008

    Would a 30 amp porcelain block be suitable? (as i cant find ceramic wire nuts anywhere) or even a high temp plastic strip connector? many thanks for your help.

  • middleton Jan 08, 2008

    Would a 30 amp porcelain block be suitable? (as i cant find ceramic wire nuts anywhere) or even a high temp plastic strip connector? many thanks for your help.

  • middleton Jan 13, 2008

    Only just got round to the oven. Seems to be working fine altho i will test it when i get an amp meter. Many thanks for your help.

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Goto home depot,lowes and get some ceramic wire nuts and heat tape and electrical tape.cut the wires back on both sides of the terminal block.bypass the t-block and connect the wires with the wire nuts wrap the heat tape then electrical tape on each one.if you have access to a amp meter take readings to make sure the amp draw isnt too high.i would think the wires just burned up from either a loose connection or the heat of the oven.this should solve your problem.

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    anthony james Jan 06, 2008

    the terminal blocks are made of high temp plastic and just fail.its possible that the neutral line is drawing high amps but i doubt it.im a service tech for hobart and ive seen this quite often,just a weak t-block.when i encouter this issue i repair it just like i said.i dont replace the t-block.could you please rate,thank you

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    anthony james Jan 08, 2008

    if you have a porcelain block that should be fine.let me know how you make out.

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