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I have a De Dietrict DCM390XE1 range cooker. The electric main oven will no longer fan oven and using the normal oven position to heat the main oven takes ages to get up to temp. I suspect one element in the oven and the fan are knackered

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  • mrgtg1 Apr 27, 2010

    Hi, I have checked the fan, and that is still working, so we can disregard that part of my problem (dont listen to your wife!). There are 2 long thin tube sensors in the oven on the roof, one across the back and another on the right hand side, any idea which one is likely to be faulty? They both go out of the oven through a hole on the top right corner of the oven backplate. There is no bottom drawer on my oven, its a flap that opens down and you cannot get to the power supply, I will pull the cooker out to disconnect it. Thanks Matthew

  • mrgtg1 Apr 27, 2010

    I thought I asked which of the two sensors I needed to change, there are 2, one along the back wall of the cooker at the top and the other is on the right hand side of the cooker at the top..... any idea? Thanks Matthew

  • mrgtg1 Apr 28, 2010

    Hi - I will do the test you suggest to see is the heating element warms up, however, there are 2 heating elements in the ceiling of my oven, one at the back and one along the right hand side - both supported by stand off clips, any idea what each one does? Matthew

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Have you removed the elements to check the resistance?
Can you see them glowing?
There could be an issue with the thermostat as well.

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HELLO, Hasyour bake or broil element blown up like a roman candle, or did it juststop working? Just relax, don't call the fire department - unless itson fire, and if it is, what are you doing surfing the internet at atime like this?
Caution: Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs.
Before testing the oven heating element or broiler element, unplug the appliance or shut off the power at the fuse box or breaker panel to avoid an electrical shock hazard.
Ifyour oven does not heat, does not heat enough or does not broil, acommon cause is a burned out heating element. There are two elements,the baking element on the floor of the oven and the broiling element onthe ceiling of the oven. They are about the diameter of a pencil andtypically supported by metal stand-offs.
Thiseasiest test you can do is to turn on the oven and observe the heatingelement. If it glows red, the element is working. When baking, thebroiling element may come on to assist with preheating or to maintainthe oven temperature. When set to bake, if the broiler comes on, butthe baking element does not, the likely cause is a burned out bakingelement.
When set to broil, the broil elementshould glow red, but the bake element typically is not used. If thebroiler does not glow, it is likely a burned out heating element.
There are other possible causes of these symptoms, refer to our diagnostic page for some other possibilities.
To test the heating element using a multimeter, follow the steps provided below.

  1. Unplug the oven or turn off the power at the breaker or fuse box.
  2. Followthe heating element back to where it goes through the wall of the oven.Remove the bracket that secures the element in place.
  3. Unscrew or unfasten any stand-off supports that secure the element to the oven.
  4. Pull the element part way out to expose the oven's wiring connected the element.
  5. Label the wires and secure them in place so they do not fall back into the cavity.
  6. Disconnect the wires from the element.
  7. Usinga multimeter set to x1, touch one probe to each of the elementcontacts. Expect resistance in the range of 20 to 40 ohms. Infinite orkilo-ohm resistance usually indicates a bad element and it should bereplaced.
  8. If the element tests okay, reconnect the wires, slip them back into the cavity and resecure the element.
you can as well visit the site below for a more comprehensive detail..
http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/range/diagerange.php

take care.


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Hi,i think the problem is from the oven sensor of the unit,it needs to be replaced,however,you have to take the cooker apart for you to be able to do this,here is how you go about it;
Pull out the bottom utility drawer and set it out of the way. Reach inside the drawer cavity and unplug the oven power cord from the electrical outlet.
2.Open the oven door and remove both cooking racks. Locate the oven sensor on the upper right side of the rear panel. The sensor will look like a long thin metal tube.
3.Remove the two screws securing the oven sensor to the rear oven wall with a nut driver. Slowly pull the oven sensor away from the rear wall until the wire harness is accessible.
4.Pull the wire harness off the end of the oven sensor and tape it to the rear wall to prevent it from slipping behind the wall cavity.
5.Take the oven sensor to an appliance repair facility to purchase a replacement. Connect the oven wiring harness to the oven sensor wire block. The harness will only attach one way and you push the two together until the tabs lock. 6.nsert the wire end of the oven sensor into the rear wall until the oven sensor mount plate is flush against the wall. Secure the oven sensor to the rear wall with the retaining screws 7.Place the cooking racks back inside the oven and close the oven door. Reach inside the drawer cavity and plug the power cord back into the outlet. Place the utility drawer back under the oven.



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  • Oyelade Gbenga Apr 27, 2010

    Hi,you have to pull the cooker out to disconnect it,from the power supply as you suggested,just take caution with the device.


    Good luck

  • Oyelade Gbenga Apr 28, 2010

    Check the heating element at the back of the ceiling roof,sorry my reply is late.

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