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Oven sparking problem

I used the broiler on my oven the other day, and when I turned on a burner to boil some water, it threw the circuit breaker. I ran downstairs and flipped the breaker while my sister manned the oven. When I flipped the breaker, the oven sparked right inside the control panel near the knob and blew the circuit breaker. I can't turn the circuit breaker for the oven on without it sparking and blowing the breaker for the whole house. Any suggestions?

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  • steph2000 Jan 24, 2008

    Ah shoot. I'm at work. 

    What do you think I will find? I know there was a burn mark on the wall by where the cord goes into the back.

  • steph2000 Jan 25, 2008

    yes! the power cord is burned up. 

    so i can just change that out? 


  • steph2000 Jan 28, 2008

    You were right--It was the power cord. My sister's boyfriend put a new one on and tightened everything up back there and it works now.Thanks!!

  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    first un plug the oven pull the back panel and tell me what you find



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I think you will find the power cord is burned this happens if it wasnt tightend up properly and gets loose turn the oven breaker off before you pull it out

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  • robert samples Jan 25, 2008

    if that's all that's bad you can sometimes you have to replace the terminal block too can get all that and a new cord at Lowe's home depot make sure the nuts are fairly tight as that's what causes this don't forget my four boxes if this fixes it it helps the site

  • robert samples Jan 28, 2008

    well you just too welcome



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