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I have an old electric Chef Glendale 600 fan forced stove & oven in my kitchen and the oven has stopped working. (no power to the switch, light or fan) but the 4 plates on the stove top are still working. Does the oven have its own fuse somewhere or if the oven element goes will that cut the power to the oven switch, light or fan? Any help would be appreciated Kim Neil

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  • tantarra_com Oct 07, 2010

    Hi, Thanks for your feedback.

    I flipped the cover above the switches. found all the switch's and wiring but can see no fuses. as this is an old stove/oven, (maybe 20 years) would the fuse be elsewhere? or is there a chance that it is the oven element that may have failed.

    Kind Regards

    Kim

  • tantarra_com Oct 07, 2010

    Thank You

    Your advice was wonderful and the oven is now working again. i very much appreciate your time and experience.

    Kindest Regards

    Kim.

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Above the switches is a cover which flips up to expose the fuses. Check that the fuses are intact. If you have a voltmeter you can measure for voltage in the centre connecting pin inside the fuse holder.(remove the fuse first). If there is no power the fault would be with the wiring between the terminal block and the fuse. You will need to open the rear panel of the stove.
Since the light and fan are also inoperative I suspect that you may have a wiring fault on the neutral side of the element which also connects to the fan and heater.
Shut the power to the stove off at the wall isolator switch. Remove the rear cover. Check the wiring between the terminal block and fuse. Inspect the connector lugs to see that they fit tightly on the connecting tabs. If not, disconnect the lug, use a pair of pliers and pinch the lug to ensure a tight fit.
Follow the wiring from the element to the neutral connector and back to the junction block for neutral connections. See the simplified diagram below.

  1. Live junction block
  2. Neutral junction block
  3. Oven fuse
  4. Switch
  5. Element
  6. Neutral connector
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    Rene Rossouw Oct 07, 2010

    It is possible that the stove has no fuses(unlikely but possible). If there are none under the cover at the top check the rear of the riser where the switches are located. Also see if there is not another cover below the switches.
    The only way to check if the element has failed is by using an Ohmmeter/multimeter. Measure resistance across the connecting points on the element with the power to the stove OFF. If a visual inspection of the wiring does not show up any problems you can remove the element and switch and have them tested at the supply store. Better yet if you can obtain a multimeter measure resistance across the element as described. If there is no reading, turn the power to the stove on and measure voltage at the element with the oven switched on. If no voltage is found the switch may have failed.
    The switch is removed by pulling off the selector knob. This will expose a nut which holds the switch in place. Remove this nut and the switch can be removed from the rear. Before disconnecting any wiring take a couple photos or make a detailed note of which wire goes where. Tag the wires with masking tape, you dont want to get it wrong.

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There is a fuse in the back if you remove the rear panel. Check to see if the fuse looks good. If the element is bad, it won't effect the switch, light, or fan. The switch, light, and fan all run off of there own circuit. If that circuits is bad, has a burnt out fusible link, or the electrical circuit board they connect to is bad, then they won't work. You will likely need to trace the wiring from the control panel to the circuit that runs these three things. Use a volmeter to test for power and you can also use an ohmmeter to test for continuity of the circuit itself.

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