Oven will not start, stove top works fine, possible lightning strike.
Our house was struck by lightning the other night, amoung other electrical devices, our oven will not work. When we push the start button the 350 degree temp shows up, then it goes to fault "f3e0". I can not find what this fault means. I suspect the control modual for the oven board is fried, the stove top works fine, so I don't suspect the regulator or igniter crcuit. What can we do? Thanks.
Lighting struck close by. Blew all fuses. After checking system and replacing all fuses clock, lights, in and on the oven work. But there is no heat on top or oven. Ele co. checked box said it was the range. Range is older with no read outs but all points I check show current. Range worked fine before storm.
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Re: oven will not start, stove top works fine, possible...
You are likely correct, you may need a new control panel, they are very sensitive to power surges. If you are handy you may be able to find one cheap online and replace it yourself, just be sure to unplug the stove or turn off the breaker before you work on it. if you have any questions on how to do that please contact me.
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The control board to your range may have been damaged because of the lightning storm. It happens when lightning strikes a power line and sends a surge of power to your home. This large current surge can easily damage electronic circuits. More often than not if a device is on and lightning strikes, that is when the device gets damaged. During large lightning storms it is best to turn off all electronic devices. The electricity going to your house is fine now and that is probably what your electrician checked.
The electronics were probably destroyed by the lightning strike.
Heating elements can withstand voltage surges but not the more sensitive electronics.
The oven is controlled by the timer but none of the top burners are. Using the Brand name and Model number you should be able to buy parts. The controls may all on a single board.
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yes this is most likely do to the lightning i have been to a couple houses hit by lightning that all of the appliances were shorted due to lightning try first unplugging the power cord then replug to see if you can get it to trip back to the normal fuction mode most of the time this does not work most likely your main control board has shorted out due to the lightning most of the time this is covered under you homeowners insurance if you rent then you can speak with the landlord. your other option would be to open the unit and find every shorted spot which might get a bit costly hope this helps
you would be surprised what lightning can do if its documented on a service ticket insurance will pay. usually the tell tail signs of a lightning strike wire connections look like welding splatter. have compressor changed and both coils cleaned. Tom
A lot of electronic devices have built-in on-board surge suppressors such as MOV's, and avalanche diodes - these could get damaged during a lightning strike. Fuses are another possibility. Beyond that, gotta take out your DMM and oscilloscope and start troubleshooting, or see a technician.
hi thanks for the question i would guess the motor but man thats a hard one if the dryer was hit by lightning it could have caused a fef problems myself i would call my insurance company tell them you were hit before you call the insurance check all appliances in your house you may find other problems thanks the appliance doc
It may be too late for this advice, but if you live in a lightning prone area, you should consider having a 'whole house surge protector' installed. The cost should be well under $300 (a lot less if you install it) and with the included insurance (most often for $25,000) it is a good investment.
If your house was struck, I'm surprised you don't have a list of things that no longer work.
No, I don't think it is worth the cost of a repair, if you can even find someone to do it for you.
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