Question about Southbend Ovens
Another possible reason for the fuses continuing to blow could be because of a short circuit. You should carefully inspect the wiring of your cooker to make sure that nothing is shorting out where it shouldn't be. A short circuit will cause the fuse or circuit breaker to blow until you fix it.
If any of the wires have become frayed or have been bitten by mice then this could be causing the short circuit. Assuming the cooktop did work in the past then something has changed which is stopping it working.
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Posted on Sep 11, 2010
The cause is almost certainly related to either the door interlock switches or the door itself. Marginal door alignment, broken 'fingers' which operate the switches, dislocated parts in the interlock mechanism, or a defective interlock switch may result in either consistent or erratic behavior of this type.
On some ovens, this can happen at any time regardless of the control panel settings or whether the oven is in the cook cycle or not. On others, it can only happen when interrupting the cook cycle by opening the door or when initiating the cook cycle from the front panel (if the switches are in the wrong state).
The rational for this basic design - some form of which is used in virtually all ovens - is that a defect in the interlock switches or door alignment, which might result in dangerous oven radiation leakage, will produce a hard permanent failure. This will prevent the oven from being used until it is inspected and repaired.
As noted, one of the interlock switches is actually across the power line. If the switches are activated in the wrong sequence due to a misaligned door, that switch will not turn off before the other switches turn on shorting the power line. Similarly, if its contacts are welded closed, the power line will be shorted when the other switches close.
Inspect the door, its mounting, and the plastic 'fingers' which operate the interlock switches as well. Again, if the sequence is not correct, the power line will be shorted blowing the fuse. If the oven was dropped, then such damage is quite likely. Look for broken or dislocated parts, warpage, and other indications of problems with the door and interlock mechanism Of course, if the oven was dropped, there could be much more extensive internal damage as well.
Posted on Sep 10, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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