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Oven Repair ? Your Oven will not work at all

If your Oven, Kitchen Range, or Cook Top is not working at all then here are some things that you can check out to see why it is not working. As always be aware that electricity can kill you. Make sure that you use care and have the power turned off when working with the wiring of these appliances.

The first thing to check is to make sure that the circuit breaker or fuses are giving you the proper voltage. At the connection point of your appliance, you should have 110v to ground at both legs. (The red and black wires.) It is also very important that you check the voltage across the red and black wires. You must have 220v across them. It is possible for the 110v to feed back through the appliance and give you the 110v at each wire, but you still do not have 220v to the appliance if you do not have the 220v across the legs. Some circuit breakers will trip only one side and resetting them can take a bit of effort to get them to reset properly. Pull fuses and check them with an ohm meter to see if they are blown or not. If they are open they are no good and will need to be replaced. NEVER replace a fuse with a larger one or jumper the fuse in anyway!!! That is what burns down houses!!

Next, check the wires at the terminal block connection of your appliance. The terminal connections will often become loose after heating and cooling many times. When the connection becomes loose it will start to heat up and then the whole problem gets rapidly worse. If you have a burnt wire or a burnt terminal lug, cut off the wire if you can to get to good wire, or replace the terminal block on the appliance. If you do not make the extra effort to reattach the wires properly, you will soon have the problem all over again.

If you have an outlet that your appliance plugs into, check the outlet and the plug for signs of heat damage. If the plug or the outlet have burn marks on them you will need to replace them both.

These steps are the first in the troubleshooting process of many major appliances. Once you have verified that the appliance is getting the correct voltage, then you can continue to check out other things that may be causing your problem.











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i would like to remove the fuses that control the stove top on my Maytag oven so that i can use only the oven. ( i do not need to use the burners and do want to risk turning on the range top because i store things on top. i only need use of the oven. ) the model number MER5770ACW. i do not know where to locate the fuses in the appliance.

Hello, there no such thing as a fuse to control the top burns, if your Maytag is gas or electric.
The gas goes through a regulator to keep the range gas pressure @ 2lb. Then gas goes into aluminum manifold system for the top burners where each burners has a fuel valve in the manifold. Off of this manifold is another aluminum pipe with a little adjustment valve for the setting the flame on the oven burner in the oven.

Mama, it sound really dangerous with you stacking things on top of your kitchen range. Even when the oven is on it will vent hot oven air in the back of the top of range. Are you familiar with the Fire Triangle. Fire...needs three things, fuel, air, and ignition to burn. I hate to say it, but you have all three of these component to have fire in your home. By stacking things on top of your kitchen range.

Now, just a little word of advise here. DO NOT STACK STUFF ON or NEAR your kitchen stove, heater for you home or even around light bulbs and power cords. Ms. it seems that you are a very intelligent young lady. Just remember the FIRE-TRAIANGLE----it could possibly safe your live and home. I wish you many years in your life experience through time. God Bless...stewbison

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Is this a range with the oven in the bottom and the hot plates on top. If so does it have an electronic timer/clock. If it does the electronic timer must be set to manual for the oven to work. If unsure turn the oven on and then adjust the mode control on the timer. If it is set to auto now and you can get it to manual the oven indicator lamp should light and the oven should work.
If it is a separate oven and cooktop there may be a separate power supply for the oven at the switchboard.

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According to your symptoms, it appears that you will need a new electronic oven control board. If nothing on the range heats, you could have a tripped breaker on the 120 volt L2 leg of 240 volt power. This would prevent the cook top burners and the oven elements from heating.

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if an element itself had shorted it would not stop the other from working and you could inspect each element and see blistering as evidence.the pop you heard has to be in common with both elements but not the cook top[burners]so thats going to be the wiring in the back of range, or switching,[thermostat,clock timer or oven selector switch,depends on which model you have]you will have to pull range and remove back pannels.you will find an obivous burn't connection.too repair all new connections must be clean and tight,or will burn again.

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Pull the knob off of the oven control and see if their is an ajustment. If the ajustment doesn't work then change the thermostat bulb. It goes for the oven to the back of the oven control know

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