Question about Ovens
Dual electric wall ovens. Lower oven working fine. Upper oven will only heat to about 200 degrees regardless of temp setting, bake element is cool to touch while broiler element is warm . wanted an expert opinion before replacing bake element in case there might be an alternative problem or additional parts needed.
Most ovens are relatively simple; an element and a switch/thermostat. Usually it's one or the other that goes bad. If you have a good Volt/Ohm meter you can test the parts saving you un-needed expense.
A Volt/Ohm meter will pay for itself in parts and safety.
A service manual with circuit diagram will go a long way in saving you time and money. Most service manuals are available online for free as a PDF file.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Electric Oven doen't heat
cdkd, there should be a TC0, on the back of the oven. Thermal cut out. You want to check to see if it is open. You will have to pull the oven out enough that you can remove the back panel cover and check it. The lower and upper oven should have one. It's a very cheap part to replace. If this TCO fails, no heat. Check this first before buying a new board. Catriver..post back.
Posted on Dec 27, 2006
The control switch may be bad on it. If there are 2 elements on the top, they both are not bad at the same time.Check to see if the wires have not burned off the control switch first. Check to see if your breakers are O.K. Turn them both(maybe 3) off and then reset.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
When the food you're baking is done on top but not on the bottom--or when baking just takes far too long to finish--the bake element may be burned out.
You may get fooled into thinking it's working, because the oven is hot inside. But many electric ovens use the broil element, too, during the preheat and bake cycles. So the food may be getting heated only by the broil element, which causes poor baking results.
If the bake element is burned out, replacing it should solve the problem. Otherwise, you need to further troubleshoot the oven's electrical system to locate the defective wire or component.
Posted on May 27, 2009
Most likely a bad element. Turn off the power to the oven. Remove the racks.
Use a phillips screwdriver or 1/4 inch nut driver to remove the mounting screws at the back of the oven cavity to remove the element. Carefully pull the element out and remove the wires. Do not let the wires fall back into the holes.
Use a volt meter set for continuity. Touch one meter lead to one terminal on the element. Touch the other meter lead to the other terminal. If you get NO reading the element is bad.
A new element will correct your problem.
If the element reads as good you have a wiring problem or a bad control.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
Usually no internal fuses, and most of the time the controller is rated for fault interupt current.... age will degrade them though...
How did you change the element without pulling out the stove? is it a 'click/plug' in? might be that the socket is messed up...
You should not have to disassemble the cabinet, should just be a few screws and the unit slides out... sometimes hidden behind small movable pannels..
Posted on Feb 27, 2010
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