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The bake or broiler functions on my electric oven wont work

My oven would not preheat. I checked and found bake element broken. Relaced the bake element but it shorted out( touching metal ground). Now neither bake or broiler work. Multi- meter reading for resistance = 0 on both elements. I'm afraid I shorted both elements - maybe more. Before I purchase 2 new elements is there any way to check for further damage? I don't hear the clicking sound in the bake or broil setting. I also read that a circuit board may be fried. Help! thanks, Mike

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  • mike pipito Jul 06, 2010

    I'm concerned that there is more damage than the elements. As stated the brioler element worked until I replace the broken bake element and shorted it by grounding to the frame. Now neither work. The VOM ohm test reads Zero on both elements. Also I do not hear any clicking like before as I try to preheat. Circuit board??
    Thanks, Mike

  • mike pipito Jul 06, 2010

    Very helpful. Logical and informative. Answer appears to be knowledge and experience based.

  • mike pipito Jul 07, 2010

    Thanks, your insights are very helpful. I did gain access to the board but don't see any obvious damage/ discoloration. I have several questions regarding the board: 1. do the plug in connectors unplug from the (white) front board or do I have to remove all the wires. 2.Can i relace the white front board only or do I have to repace the green board underneath as well. 3 It appears the front board(white) can snap off the green board with the solder connections - the left side moves easily but the right side seem stuck - i dont want to force it. I was hoping to get a good look at the solder connections. By the way I do smell a slight odor from the green and black plug in connectors but no obvious burn marks etc. Thanks for your patience. MIke

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HI. I'm afraid that you have shorted out the two element relays located on the main board. This will require you to have the main board(ERC/PCB) replaced, asap. The elements are also damaged. A good element will have ranges around 19 to 115ohms, when tested on Rx1 settings. Due to the fact that the relays are not clicking as designed, this will confirm the additional damaged that is located at the main board.

Replace the elements and main circuit board.

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  • mike pipito Jul 06, 2010

    Thanks. Not what I wanted to hear but what I feared. Is there a sure fire way to test the relays in the main board with a VOM before I invest more $. Mike

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    Michael Masters Jul 06, 2010

    There are no set test points on this particular board. You have very strong indicators that are signaling failure at this board. A quick visual inspection should reveal possible discolorations at the relay junction points(solder points). I'm sure there will be some discolorations visible on the board in question. The strongest indicator will be the absent relay action(clicking). When a relay is energized, it should click. This is not happening, as stated in your post. That indicator will confirm the local relay damage present.


    These boards are not designed to be repaired, unfortunately. They can only be replaced.

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    Michael Masters Jul 07, 2010

    HI again.

    "do the plug in connectors unplug from the (white) front board or do I have to remove all the wires."

    The plugs are ribbon based(small set). They can simply be pulled away. You will need to release the catch, of course. This is plug n play technology. No need ot remove every single strand. each plug has a grouped design that can be pulled away. Be sure to mark the location so that you do get confused when installing the replacement board.


    "Can i replace the white front board only or do I have to replace the green board underneath as well."

    The white front board will be your touch pad interface. You can replace this if you wish, but the green PCB is the focal point here. That is the one that is damaged. Some models incorporate the touch pad and main control board into one whole device. if this is the case, replace the entire assembly. If the two can be separated into two pieces, just replace the green PCB with the exposed circuitry.

    "It appears the front board(white) can snap off the green board with the solder connections - the left side moves easily but the right side seem stuck - i don't want to force it. I was hoping to get a good look at the solder connections."

    OK, do not force the two apart. This may be a integrated design. In this case, the assembly will need to be replaced. The smell you have discovered will most certainly be from burned silicon or plastic connectors.


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    Michael Masters Jul 07, 2010


    • I have just verified that your control board is an integrated device. The white part(touch pad), can not be removed. The entire assembly must be replaced. It is designed to be one whole device. The white part will not separate without brute force.


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Hello,

Are other part of the oven working ?

if the answer is yes then go a hard to get the new element but make sure that you are buying the same side or you should go to the store together with the bad element ,

let me ask you a question that think you most have ask your self , will you be able to fix up the element after buying it from the store if the answer to my question is yes then do just that but if the answer to the question is no the you will have to invite a technician along with you.

thank you and thank for using fixya.

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  • mike pipito Jul 04, 2010

    Just to be clear. The broiler element was working until I shorted out the bake element replacing it- now neither element works. All the other functions on the range work ( stovetop. light, clock etc. ). I have no problem replacing the elements myself but I want to be sure that the circuit board or some other part is not damaged. Whats the best test for defective element ? How about circuit board?

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