Question about Microwave Ovens
Control Panel sounds like a place that could cause your problem, but I am concerned about that 250V, 20A fuse. That is more on the power side than the logical side.
If the electronic console (timer, clock, etc.) work fine, then I am inclined to believe that that part is ok.
Sometimes heat will cause problems with the consoles, but Kitchenaid is known for being fairly reliable in their dishwasher, stoves, and other appliances for being durable in this respect.
I searched Kitchenaid's site for model no. Kerr500YWHO and could not find any literature for it.
So your down $116 because you replaced the baking element.
I looked to see if there were other models like your 17 year old range
at the following address and to see if there were similar model #
I, also, checked all of the FAQ's for 'electric range' and found nothing relevant to your particular baking element not heating up.
My guess is that an internal conductor that leads to the baking element has become broken, dislodged, or cracked causing the lack of heat on the part you installed.
I would recommend that an authorized service person for Kitchenaid investigate this further.
I suspect that the problem is located somewhere inside the back of the electric range or the bottom of it where the conductors are for the baking element.
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Posted on Jul 14, 2010
Fuse/circuit breaker Check to see if power is getting to the range/oven. Does anything turn on--even a light? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker. Main wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the range/oven, gets burned and so breaks the connection. Then you may have to replace the power cord to the range/oven, and the terminal block that the wire is attached to. Range/oven wiring There may be a broken or burned wire at the back of the range/oven. If you repair any of the wires, use only proper appliance-grade wire and wire connectors.
If with all this, the problem seems not to be solve, then, you will need to replace the control panel as it is defective.
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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