Oven turns on by itself when boiling water on stove!
This is an over the range type model so it should be able to handle steam from food being cooked below. This happened chronically and finally, the oven can only be stopped now if I open the door. I have unplugged the oven, let it "dry out" for 2 weeks and it still started operating as soon as I close the door. Finally, after another week I can plug in the oven, shut the door and the unit does not come on. However, now when I try to cook something in it, it sounds like it is operating, but the food is not heating up. Is it time to move on to a new unit?
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The new oven is providing more heat to your food, causing more water to boil out of it by the time it is done. It may be OK to shorten your cooking times in response to the higher power efficiency if it bothers you. Then again, maybe you bought a microwave steam oven. They're cool.
Is this an over the stove type unit? I have had a few problems with my over the range spacesaver. I think the heat from cooking gets up into the microwave and damages it. The steam from me boiling things on the stove had mine quit heating and I purchased a new one. The parts to replace the faulty ones can be quite expensive over $150.00, so its better to purchase a new microwave.
That will be caused by condensation affecting the controls of the microwave oven. Not a lot can be done about that except cut down on the steam maybe or wait for the temperature to rise slightly avoiding the condenation problem.
So far so good we unplugged the machine took the filters off the bottom let everything dry out over night and it seems to be working I'll update you tomorrow. I think the steam got the control pannel wet.
If you just put the fan blade back on, it will almost certainly fall off again.
The best bet is to slightly rough up the contact area of the shaft with sandpaper and use a little super glue to hold the blade assembly on the shaft, and let it set a few minutes before using it.
I always recommend that you use the hood vent exhaust fan when cooking on the stove top to keep heat, steam, and
grease out of the controls.
should be a "mini-manual" (tech sheet) hidden inside the unit
control panel or hidden on the left side behind the grille, which is
very helpful when troubleshooting, testing, and locating components.
our Web site, we have a video
available showing how to remove a typical
over the range control panel assembly in under 5 minutes.
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