We Used our self clean for the first time on our 2 year old range and smelled something burning the oven stopped working after that . The repair company has been out five times and has changed the relays the preheat board twice the main heater element . The last time they were here the repair man spent three hours replace the relays the preheat board /checked the oven and it went to preheat and in to bake mode with no problem we thought he had it fixed he put every thing back in place and when we went to use it the next day once again it did not work and the element got just barely warm . The realays and the preheat board are burnt out. There is something that they must be missing for these parts to keep burning out. Could the the selfclean caused too much heat in the range and caused a wire to burn and may be shorting out the boards /relays Need Help
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Re: self clean burnout
1758, have the technician start with the terminal block. This is where the power is hooked to the range. Check for loose connections, cracks, burnt wires. Are you sure the board and relays are burnt out? Have him check the thermal disk that sits on top of the oven cavity. If this is open, no heat. In the past I had to move or elevate these TCO's away from the vent. I would use two small nuts to elevate it from the oven body to prevent it opening during cleaning. These are just a couple of things to check. Catriver...post back.
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The first time you do a self clean it does smell weird and you do not need to do it for 4 hours change the setting to 2 or three hours. This uses allot of ellectricity to do the cleaning. I usually just use a oven clenaing product for light cleanup. If you have a pie that has spilled over or something then it works great. The Smell is a bit of ash and smoke from all the things that you are incinerating inside your oven.
If this is a new range the odor is coming from the binder used to install the insulation in the range. You would need to put it through a self clean cycle of at least four hours to burn off this binder. I would suggest that you do it on a nice day when you are staying home and can open the windows as it will smell quite horrid for a while.
Did this with me twice now on self clean. It's the thermostat on the back of the oven. Set to trip when oven gets too hot which happens with self clean. Part is about $45 - $50 and pretty simple to install. Hardest part is pulling the oven out of the wall.
I was wrong (I think). the baking element probably was burnt out as the repairman said. He replaced it and I thought selfclean still wasn't working. In fact, I think I just had to give the self-clean function more time. Also, I was judging by smell. We have become used to a bad odor during self clean which was missing when it was broken and still missing after the repair. Bottom line, the oven was clean after the baking element was replaced, sans smell.