Question about Thermador Ovens
During self clean mode the oven popped the circuit breaker. Every time I attempt to put the breaker on it trips immediately. I have opened up the panel on top and disconnected the power coming in to make sure there is no short in the wire from the electrical panel. I see no visible signs or scorched wires in the oven panel. The fuse for the microwave is good and there is no short in the outlet for the microwave. Does anyone know what else I can test or look for to try and find what is causing the circuit breaker to trip?
Thermal fuse went out by door latch and thermal fuse on back of oven probably tripped too; once failed they need to be replaced. This is probably a job for the repairman as something caused fuse to go out in the first place; unless resolved it will recur. Please contact me if you need further help or leave feedback if appropriate as that is how I get paid. Thanks for letting me help you!
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
SOURCE: internal breaker trips
You will need to get an ammeter to see how many amps are being drawn by the motor. You can purchase an inexpensive meter at home depot or Radio Shack, The meter should be clamped around one of the wires from the motor. If the amps are more than the internal breaker, the motor is bad (even a new motor) if the amps are lower than the internal breaker, the breaker itself is your problem. You should also verify that you have the proper voltage motor and input to oven. Hope this helps
Posted on May 01, 2009
You will probably find that it is the oven element that needs replacing, located at rear of oven compartment behind rear panel.
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Posted on Nov 11, 2009
You evidently have an earth fault on the cooker i.e one of the heating elements has failed and the trip switch is operating to prevent you getting a shock.
Most likely it is one of the radiant rings that is at fault but it could also be an oven element.
There is no easy way to tell without checking with a multi-meter for earth continuity between each element and the cooker frame, you can do this with the power off and the meter set to resistance or continuity test.
There should be no reading between healthy elements and earth but a faulty element will normally show a reading when the probe touches the cooker frame.
Posted on Dec 30, 2009
It is probably an element that is causing the trouble, as it gets hotter, the insulation resistance breaks down, and if there is a weak spot or hot spot it causes the trip to operate.
I'm afraid it is a question of elmination, trying different functions, until you isolate the problem.
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
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