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Moved range from home to cabin. Now when trying to use oven it won't heat. By turning on one burner on the top the range will heat. If we turn off the burner on the top the oven will continue to heat. However, when it reaches temp and shuts off, it wont relight when the thermostat calls for heat. If we turn the burner on again, the oven will relight and heat-up. What is wrong and how do I fix it?

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  • wmellgren_1 Sep 04, 2010

    The response posted dosen't make much sense since the expert is addressing an electric range top burner and my problem is with a gas range oven. can someone else help?

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Replace the thermostat. Often these stats do not survive a ride down the highway. J.

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Hello,

If one of your burner heating elements works only intermittently, it's probably because of worn or bad contacts in the receptacle that the element plugs into. On most electric ranges, you can remove the element by lifting it up several inches and firmly pulling it away from its attachment (receptacle). Read your owner's manual to learn the correct technique for your range. If, after removing the element, you see that the ends of the element that were plugged in are pitted, corroded, burned, scarred, or rusted, replace both the element and the receptacle.

Take care.

Posted on Sep 04, 2010

  • Jimoh Adeleke Muyideen Sep 04, 2010

    Hello,

    The problem could be that your portholes are clogged from grease or food. To gain
    access to the portholes, lift the range top and lift up the burner
    assembly and pull it out. This is the round part that has the little
    holes all around it with the pipe that runs to the control knobs in the
    front of your range. Use a small thin piece of wire or a sewing needle
    and insert the wire or sewing needle into the holes, taking care not to
    deform or enlarge the holes. Now wash the burner heads in hot soapy
    water and replace them making sure the port holes line up with the flash
    tube leading to the pilot.

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