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Self-Clean Cycle Blow Up

About an hour into the self-cleaning cycle, the oven made a loud pop, a bright light and then a red glow. Smoke billowed out of the knob area. We unplugged it and let it cool down. The bottom element cracked off and nothing works now. No lights, no burner heat, no clock, nothing. Is it toast or should we call a repairman?

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  • GeorgieGurl Jul 27, 2008

    Solution #1 is no help. Circuit breaker was reset and the range is still completely dead. Fireman said no damage was done to the house wiring. Yep, called the Fire Dept. just to be sure the thing wasn't on fire internally.

  • GeorgieGurl Jul 28, 2008

    Is there an electric range expert who can answer this question?

  • GeorgieGurl Jul 28, 2008

    Thank you very much. I will try all of your recommendations.

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I would recommend calling a repair shop first to see what it could cost to fix it. You're probably going to be better off buying a new one, depending on the age of the one that did the major melt down.
From the sounds of it, it did probably burn out most of the major controls in the oven.

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  • Coss Jul 27, 2008

    One thing I forgot to ask, did you do a voltage check to the outlet? Even though the circuit breaker is on, the outlet might also be damaged. Be very careful checking this outlet, it is 220 volts.

    But I still go with the initial suggestion, replace the unit. The smoke out of the knobs suggests that there is burned wiring inside the unit.

  • Coss Jul 28, 2008

    Thanks, and good luck on your findings.

    With major electrical appliances it is always better to play it on the safe side.

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HI,

If your range/oven doesn't seem to work at all, check these:

Fuse/circuit breaker
Main wiring
Range/oven wiring
Fuse/circuit breaker Check to see if power is getting to the range/oven. Does anything turn on--even a light? If not, check for a blown fuse or tripped circuit breaker.

Main wiring Often the main wiring connection from the house, at the range/oven, gets burned and so breaks the connection. Then you may have to replace the power cord to the range/oven, and the terminal block that the wire is attached to.

Range/oven wiring There may be a broken or burned wire at the back of the range/oven. If you repair any of the wires, use only proper appliance-grade wire and wire connectors.

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