Question about Ovens
My girlfriend recently tried to clean the heating element on our oven (Whirlpool accubake oven - GR450LXH) and when she turned it on, the bottom heating element glowed like the sun and fell apart. The upper element worked fine. I recently replaced the lower element, and now neither element works. It sparked a little bit during the installation. Anyone know what needs to be replaced?
I had the same problem and swapped the oven igniter with the broiler igniter and the oven now works. This proved the oven igniter itself was the fault, now I have to replace the broiler igniter with a new one(which is much easier to get to).
FYI: An igniter may glow red and still not allow the oven to work. The igniter has to draw a certain amount of electrical current for the main gas valve to open.
Posted on Jul 21, 2009
unplug unit from 240volt outlet or if hardwired shut off circuit breaker at house panel, remove 2 screws at where element leads enter oven cavity and pull out element,you may have 2 terminal screws to remove electrical connections from element if it doesn't plug-in, then reverse procedure and its done
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
Most likely a bad element. Turn off the power to the oven. Remove the racks.
Use a phillips screwdriver or 1/4 inch nut driver to remove the mounting screws at the back of the oven cavity to remove the element. Carefully pull the element out and remove the wires. Do not let the wires fall back into the holes.
Use a volt meter set for continuity. Touch one meter lead to one terminal on the element. Touch the other meter lead to the other terminal. If you get NO reading the element is bad.
A new element will correct your problem.
If the element reads as good you have a wiring problem or a bad control.
Posted on Jan 03, 2010
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Posted on Apr 26, 2010
First, you need to check the 2 circuit breakers. One goes to the control board and the other one goes to the heating elements. If the heating elements still do not work, you would need to check them for continuity.
Posted on Feb 14, 2011
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