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Why doesn't new bottom element come on?
I don't know if this will help but I've had to replace heating elements a few times and once it didn't work after replacing the element. It turns out the short also caused one of my electrical wires connecting to the element to burn out as well. This may not be your same deal but make sure you check the wiring. You can also try using a voltage meter or tester to see if power is going to the replaced element. -hope this helps
on Jun 12, 2014
No problem with hotpoint electric range til I went to start oven, breaker kept tripping & making a popping noise
From having a Hotpoint myself, I can think of 2 possibilities.
Obvious answer would be electrical problem. If it trips the breaker you probably have a loose wire or a bad plugin socket. Did you buy a new "pigtail" plugin socket or did you use an old one when you got the stove? They say to buy a new one each time. If this is your first problem with this then your circuit can probably handle the load but see if the circuit that tripped says 30 or 40 amps. Also check to see if anything else is on that circuit besides your stove. There shouldn't be anything else on circuit. You may even have a bad circuit breaker but that seems less likely.
Second possibility is a bad baking element at the bottom of stove or bad heating element on top. When mine went bad, it made loud popping noises and sparks were flying. After that, the rest of the stove worked but not the baking element. I had to replace it for about $50.
My bet is on a loose wire. Be careful and unplug everything before you check! See if it's not fully plugged into the socket and see if the 3 or 4 wires coming from the thick plug wire are all tightly connected to your stove.
on Jan 31, 2014
Burner light stays
you must sure is the burner contacts are o.k or the receptacle is faulty see the diagram
. You must clean the receptacle, and see if some wires and loose or burn, and repair or replace.
However you must sure too if the switches are o.k look for some loose wires or faulty wires and repair, or the switch are faulty test with VOM continuity see the diagram.
God bless you
on Jul 29, 2013
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