After self cleaning, Range trips circuit breaker when using convection
I've had the range for two years and it's worked perfectly. After just recently running the self-cleaning for the first time, I now cannot use the convection function without tripping the circuit breaker of the circuit it's on.
All the other functions work fine without tripping the switch; I can cook on the burners and even bake without convection.
Can anyone help me?
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Re: After self cleaning, Range trips circuit breaker when...
Self cleaning ovens use super hot seting to bake the oven clean and it sounds like it melted a wire and it is shorting out the oven on that setting. look at the wires you can see or easy to remove panels
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Hello Walter Buford - Try resetting the range by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off. Wait approximately 30 seconds and turn on the unit. Select the self-clean option or bake/broil option. If it does not turn on, then the temperature may have tripped the internal sensor of the unit and needs to be reset. This usually has to be done by a professional since the back panel needs to be taken off and the power reset inside. Possibly the unit may have a communication problem with the EOC (Electronic Oven Control) or faulty element(s). Personally, I would recommend contacting a professional for further evaluation.
Hello Hugh Casper - If you have already try resetting the range by either unplugging it or flipping the household circuit breaker off and beeping continues then contact a professional to move forward accurately. The unit may be experiencing a wiring failure, communication error with the EOC or the EOC itself is not working correctly.
The PF code stands for "Power Failure". This code will appear whenever the power is disrupted to the range. Pressing the cancel button on the touch panel should clear this code. Now it sounds like there is either an electrical short on the range or a problem with your GFCI electrical outlet/breaker. There is an internal fuse that might have burned out inside the range to prevent further electrical damage or the ERC/touch panel may have shorted out. The problem is if you start tinkering with the range and it is brand new then you might void the factory warranty by trying to repair it yourself. I would leave it unplugged and call the manufacturer or the place that you purchased it from and describe your problem. There might be a recall on that model range or a problem that they are aware of. You also might want to try plugging a couple other appliances into the SAME electrical outlet plug that you used for the range and see if the breaker/GFCI trips. If it does then the problem might be with the electrical plug or circuit. A bad plug or circuit can cause damage to an appliance(like the range) so be careful with any other appliances you use to test the outlet because they could be damaged also if the circuit or plug is bad.