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I have a 30" electric oven, Kenmore Easy Clear with 4 heating coils, Model C880 6506190, Ser IME3431871, Type 30S. Problem: a) Two heating coils, left front and left rear are not working; fuses ok b) Heating coils of the oven are not working; fuses ok

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  • josemagllane Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks a lot Silverdragon... with your comprehensive inputs, Ive gone deeper to the problem.

    It turned out that the infinite switches of left front, and left rear heating coils were badly pitted-off and contacts were erratic. So changed switches and the problem solved.

    Secondly, the thermostat that control the oven heating coils was likewise bad; no continuity on whatever position the knob was turned. So, changed thermostat and the problem solved too.

    Replacement parts (2 infinite switches and 1 thermostat) cost = $228. Its maybe sad but Im still glad to learn things from pros like you...

    Thanks again Silverdragon and more power...

    Josemag

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Your problem seemd to be from the very simple ones.

The first for both coils you need to replace the infinite switches, their internal contacts are damage by years of use.
For the oven is a similar problem but you have to replace thermostat knob for the same reason.

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Hi, well elements are very easy to test, you need a multimeter set to OHMS, now the elements should have a resistance equal to OHMS law for the Wattage.
EG: 3000 Watt element, Mains Voltage 120 V AC, therefore, to get the Resistance = First, we must use a two stage calculation, extract the Amps, from the Watts, (Formula, Watts divided by Voltage), then we divide the Voltage by the AMPS to get the Resistance in OHMS,
OK so, 3000 Watts, divide by the Voltage, 120 V AC, this then gives us, an answer in AMPS, of 25 AMPS.
Therefore we have 25 AMPS. Now using OHMS law, to find Resistance we must Divide the Voltage by the Current, that then equals, 4.8 OHMS. This is the resistance of a 3000 Watt element, This also factors up and down, so if the Voltage stays the same. 1000 Watt = 14.4 OHMS --- 5000 W = 2.88 OHMS. 10000 Watts = 1.44 OHMS.
As Resistance goes down, the Current & Wattage goes Up.
Right now you can measure your elements, to see if they are OK.
As related usually they go open circuit, if so, then with the mains ON, and the Element switch ON to FULL, we should have a Voltage across the terminals of the element itself, more or less the full 120 V AC. MEASURE VERY CAREFULLY.
Usually elements that do not work are Open circuit or a Very high resistance.
the only other place that we may have a problem is in the actual element controller itself.
For best DIY results one simply must get a service manual. find your one at this link below.

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