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Oven shuts off?

The broiler element was not working so I installed a brand new factory identical part.

I turned it on and a odor was apparent which I assumed was the new calrod etc, but the oven turned itself off and a F34 code appeared?

I reset the breaker and waited 5 minutes. The oven which previously worked even though the broiler did not, shut itself off as well and the F34 code appeared????? HELP

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Re: oven shuts off?

F34 is a cooling motor fault. May sure that the cooling motor is running.If not, then check that there is 120 volts to the motor.The motor sensor on this oven is attached to the cooling fan. It could be a simple issue of loose wire in the connector. Find the wiring going to the relay unit from the motor, pull the connector and hold a flash light on the back side of the connector. You should see almost no light. If you see mostly light, there is your loose connection.

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