Oven dead after turning fuses off and on.
Yes you can. I am a licensed electrician and have seen it happen several times. However, if you replace the fuse and it blows again stop and check to see if you have a ground problem. You will need a volt/ohm meter to do this. Any hardware or Walmart will have a cheap one, which is all you will need. Most ovens in the home are 240 volt ac. You may have a three or four wire systems depending on how old the unit is. One wire is a ground, and is a protection wire that will trip the breaker or blow the fuse instead if shocking you if any power goes to the outer case.. It is usely green or yellow with a green stripe. In older units it also was used as a return for the 120vac devices on the unit (Lights, Controls, etc.) This wasn't very safe and new units have four wires, one dedicated to the return line.
All that said, you check it by first unplugging the oven and turning the breaker back on or replacing the fuse. If it doesn't trip or burn out, plug the unit back in. If nothing goes wrong you are good to go. If it does trip, call a service man of frind with an electrical background to check it out. Most oven problems are not that hard to fix, just expencive depending on the part.
Smeg A2.2 Gas...
on Jan 04, 2010