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Just bought a house that has the JTP56 Double Wall Oven. Attempted to Self Clean, the top worked just fine, but about 40 minutes in the bottom tripped the circuit breaker. Allowed the oven to cool, reset the circuit breaker, tried one more time with no luck. After resetting the circuit breaker a day later, while the oven was off, it started warming up. Started and cancelled a self clean, still did it. Have been keeping the breaker off while not in the house working on it. Turned it on to try diagnosing it today, tried starting just a regular bake cycle. The circuit breaker tripped after a few minutes, no noticeable change in temperature, top worked just fine. Any ideas?

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  • Michael Oct 15, 2010

    So it would serve to follow that the burned up wire is in the vicinity of the lower oven. Is there an "easier" way to access behind it (looked between the top and bottom ovens with no joy)? I'd rather not have to pull the entire double oven out of the wall to get at it.

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You have to be aware that the self -clean function whilst very convenient, tends to heat up the oven tremendously. Depending on the age of the oven it can be detrimental to it.

I am assuming in your case the lower oven has suffered some damage due to the heat generated during self clean. Generally the first one to suffer is the heat sensor or the heater. If the circuit breaker is tripping then the heater may have fused or the wires feeding the lower oven are shorting due to insulation breakdown.

Not sure how much comfortable you are with electrical repairs. May have to test out a few things before deciding whether to buy the components yourself and fix or get someone to do it.
You can checkout the location and description of the parts in these diagrams. Please turn the mains power off before attempting anything.

Please rate this solution if you find it useful else post a comment. Please note that if other fixya consultants have given you some suggestion then I cannot see this at this stage. cmmiuser01.

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Hi,

The self clean also burned up a wire inside and it is now shorting out...

Finding out where and what wire is tricky... you will need an OHM meter and then start to trace down the wire that is shorted and causing the breaker to trip...
Could also be the element but not always...
This is a hunt til you find the problem kind of deal... and that can be very time consuming...
If only the PR people didn't think they needed that stupid self clean feature to sell the product.... (sigh)

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