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I just now dropped a glass lid on the top of my smooth top range. I saw little red lights through the translucent glass of the range move out from the center toward the heading elements, and now none of the elements work, nor do the hot burner lights. Glass was not damaged. Everything on the control panel still works. I haven't taken the top off yet, but I want to know if there's a fuse or something else simple that I should check for, and to see if anyone has any ideas about what the problem might be and what I should be looking for when I take it apart. Thanks!

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The small red lights were the signs of a short moving along the embedded wires that were powering the elements toward the power connectors and from there to the power source.
My guess is that the elements are fried, the power source most likely also. This is going to be a major repair, very expensive. 

Posted on Jul 29, 2010

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  • delgstewart Jul 29, 2010

    Convection fan doesn't work either, which points at least to the power source. What part is that? I'm not finding a part called "Power Source"

  • Azrael SRL Jul 29, 2010

    Apparently on your exact model all the elements are powered directly from the mains thru a controller. So actually there's no power source, just that
    To be sure check it with a voltmeter - check the outputs.

  • delgstewart Jul 29, 2010

    Resolved. When you stated that the clock/controller was probably blown, I thought it was peculiar that the clock still worked. It's a solid state component and when one aspect of such a thing doesn't work usually the whole thing doesn't work. Not knowing anything else to do, and being a computer guy, I rebooted it by throwing the breakers. Everything works perfectly now.

    In retrospect, I kind of think one of the two 40 amp breakers was thrown. The other one gave it enough juice to run the clock and the on/off lights for the elements, but not the elements themselves. One of the breakers was a tiny bit out of place when I turned them off, and when I turned them back on they lined up perfectly. If the clock had not worked, I'd have checked the breaker box right away.

    I did, however, definitely see the shorts in the wires. My question now is, could that have damaged the wires? Is this thing a fire hazard now?

  • Azrael SRL Jul 30, 2010

    I would be extremely cautious with it from now on. But better be safe than sorry - verify them thoroughly and if you have even the slightest suspicion that something isn't quite right, replace them.



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