My jenn air bake element stopped working--it actually had a hole that burned through it in one spot and looked like it was on fire. I purchased a brand new replacement element and installed it but it is still not working. I was wondering if the problem is with the way I reconnected the wires to the element--that the connectors (female part) have not fully received the prongs at the end of the burn element. The appear to be on snugly although I can remove them by hand. The old element connectors required pliers to take them off. Could it be that in order to get a proper "contact" the element prongs have to be forced in more, or is simply having the connector and prong together sufficient for contact.
If you believe I have them connected properly, what else could be the problem--perhaps the new bake element is defective? If so, how do I test for that?
At the family house we had an old counter top Jenn-air appliance and the connectors for the elements always burned until i put white sillicon grease on the contacts.This grease is intended to transfer the heat on transistors. Never had problem again.
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the surge from the original element burning out has destroyed the control board if you can't hear the relays on the board clicking when you power up the elements bake or broil then its either the low voltage side of the board,if you hear clicking then the relays are working but the contacts are burned out and can't pass the current to heat the oven or briol elements
the oven sensor could be bad,its a small rod inside the oven cavity near the top,or you could have a bake element with a "hot-spot" in it that can no longer pass enough current to properly heat the oven to the correct temperature setting(most elements with a hot spot will show a discolored area on the element where its been overly hot)this is the "hot-spot" it will soon break apart there
Hi. It could be your thermostat not sending power to bake element. If elements are really burning out that fast, check the voltage coming to stove. If more than 220 volts, could be a problem with the power coming into your home. Check also the element if it has continuity.
If it is convection bake you have to turn the temp down (25 degrees or so) that is listed in the recipe.
The broil setting is not used to bake because it operates differently from the bake setting. So, don't go to the broil setting at all. The element for bake is under the floor of the oven. You have not indicated whether it is gas or electric, but both of these can have issues with the burner or element.
If you are baking on the correct setting and the oven is heating from the bottom, not the top, this can be caused by hot spots that are created by elements/burners.
to check, look under the floor of the oven. Turn the bake heat up to high and see if the flame is uneven. For an electric oven, the color of the element should be evenly red, no brown spots.
If you are using an oven thermometer, move the thermometer to the spot in the oven that seems to be burning things the most.
HI. You can Expect resistance in the range of 20 to 40 ohms. Infinite or kilo-ohm resistance usually indicates a bad element and it should be replaced.
This easiest test you can do is to turn on the oven and observe the heating element. If it glows red, the element is working. When baking, the broiling element may come on to assist with preheating or to maintain the oven temperature. When set to bake, if the broiler comes on, but the baking element does not, the likely cause is a burned out baking element.
NOTE- The element may have small holes and bubbles on the coils as well. This is a sign of a burned out element. Test the element connectors as well.
Sounds like it's running too hot. Check temps. May have a stuck relay on board. Run oven and check to see if bake element is cycling off when it reaches temps. It should stop glowing within 15 minutes from start. If it doesn't you need a relay board most likely.
When foods are burned, soggy, or baked unevenly, it generally means heat isn't being distributed evenly throughout the oven, its escaping out the door or the controls are out of adjustment.
1) Remove any aluminum foil from racks or the bottom of the oven.
2) Check the door gasket and, if necessary, have it replaced.
3) Be sure nothing is obstructing the vent.
4) Reposition the oven racks so baking pans aren't too close to the heat sources.
5) Check your baking pans. If they're dark, they may be burning your food. Reduce temperature by 25 degrees F when baking in dark metal or glass pans.
6) Recalibrate the controls.