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When I set a cup of water on the center of the turn table and close the door, I enter the time (30 seconds) and press "START". The table starts to turn and the countdown runs. When I hear the beeping sound, I open the oven and take out the cup: The liquid is still cold.

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Make sure the controls are set properly: that the oven selector switch is set correctly and that the temperature switch is set to the desired temperature. Where applicable, make sure the oven timer is set to manual.


If everything comes on when it is started, like the light in the cavity and the fan (which one can hear running), and the timer counts down but it doesn't heat, the problem is probably isolated to the high voltage section of the oven.


1. Test the oven elements.

2. Test the oven thermostat.

3. Test the oven selector switch.


Testing oven elements:-


The oven heating elements are large resistor wires with enough resistance to generate significant heat. There are two heating elements in each oven: a bake element and a broil element. The bake element is found on the bottom of the oven, while the broil element is found on the roof of the oven. On some models, the bake and broil elements will work simultaneously to preheat the oven cavity.


click here for instructions :-- Testing the Bake Element
click here for instructions:-- Testing the Broiling Element


Then click here for instructions to Test the oven thermostat.


Then click here for instructions to Test the oven selector switch.


Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation

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