Lots of water/condensate ends up on bottom of oven
When I bake in my smeg oven I end up with a lot of condensate on the bottom area and door seal, which tends to seep through onto the edge of my kitchen drawer underneath. Is it just me or has someone else had this problem and did you manage to fix it?
Re: Lots of water/condensate ends up on bottom of oven
I have the same problem with my new Smeg oven. I try to avoid using the oven at the moment because of the amount of condensation I have to mop up each time I use it, even the floor get wet!. Smeg have said they will replace it but I am now looking for an oven that will fit into the 'whole' the oven will leave in my newly renovated kitchen. I wish I had never ventured near to SMEG. I would never recomend Smeg to friends, quite the opposite.
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1.a bad relay door switch will hinder your oven from operating.
If your oven has internal fuses, a wiring or component problem could have caused a fuse to blow. A blown fuse is an indication that a component has shorted or failed, and the problem will need to be corrected. Most ovens that use fuses will have an indication of the circuits that are affected by a particular fuse. If an oven fuse has blown, then you should inspect the oven element and the associated wiring to determine the cause before replacing the fuse.
THINGS TO CHECK:
the broil element
is the heating element that is found at the top of the oven and produces a very high heat for broiling. If the broil element isn't working, you should first do a visual inspection for signs that the element has blistered or separated. If the element appears normal then you can check for continuity with a multi-meter. Remove power from the appliance before performing this test. Remove the back panel and locate the terminals for the broil element and inspect the terminals and wires for signs of overheating or damage.
If there is no continuity then the element will need to be replaced. If the wires are damaged then they will need to be repaired. If the element is ok then you will need to check the broil circuit to determine the cause. This involves live voltage checks and should only be performed by qualified persons. Components to check include fuses, if the range is equipped, and oven control thermostat or electronic control.
The bake element
is the heating element that is found at the bottom of the oven. Most electric ovens use both the bake element and the broil element in a bake cycle, with the bake element performing 90% of the heating. If the bake element isn't working, the oven may not heat. To help determine if the bake element is defective you should first do a visual check. If the element is blistered or separated then it should be replaced. If the element appears to look normal, then turn the oven on to a bake function for a minute and then turn it off.
Check the element for signs of heating and if it is still cold then it may be defective. Disconnect the power and then remove the back panel. First check the wires as they may have become loose or corroded. If the element appears to be fine visually, test it for continuity with a multi-meter. ( by placing the each of the meter prongs on each end of the heater element connectors) If the element is burned or no longer has continuity, it will need to be replaced.
The oven safety valve
(also called the gas valve) is the part that ensures that gas is not released until the igniter has reached the correct temperature needed to ignite the gas. While this part can fail, it is uncommon. If the hot surface igniter does not glow you should first verify that you have voltage to the circuit. This is a live voltage check and should be performed by a qualified person. If voltage is lost at the valve terminals then you should verify the continuity of the bi-metal in the valve using a multi-meter.
Broil element does not have welded-on legs and will touch the bottom of oven, overheating itself and will end up the same way your bake element did; besides, the bottom of the oven will corrode pretty quick
Many ovens use both elements during bake cycle
self clean cycle uses broil element
The bake and broil elements typically have different mounting brackets and screw holes ate in different places
you'd have to cover the hole, left after removing the broil element, and insulate the wires, which went to broil element
the ends, protruding behind the mounting bracket may have different length and different connectors. you may end up shorting the wiring to the casing, which may in turn destroy the control board if there is one
Bake elements usually cost only $40-$60. No jury rigging required.
Smoke coming from the oven is not normal. Ensure that the smoke is not vapour coming from the food inside the oven.
If there is vapour coming from the hinge area, then ensure that door and hinges are installed properly.
If you get smoke from the oven, try cleaning the oven cavity, follow the instructions on manual to clean the oven.
If after cleaning the oven, there is still smoke coming from the bottom side, then call Smeg and have the oven replaced. There is one or two years warranty on the appliance. Smeg support and service phone number is listed in the oven manual.
i would know them if i were looking at it but hope this helps
line at top - top element only
line at bottom - bottom element only
line at top and bottom - conventional oven ie top and bottom elements on
wavy line - grill element
pic of fan - fan only with no heat
pic of fan with a line as well - fan oven
youi may not have all of these depending on oven.
best to use i find is fan oven - i do a lot of cooking!
Hi, You may have to get some loctite brand paste in a tube for applying to the threads of the bolts that hold it on. This will prevent the screws from loosening. Another way would be to get some spring washers or star washers at your local hardware store such as menards.