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Posted: 1/29/2006 9:41:20 AM EDT
I used the range top this morning to cook with and then about 30 minutes later none of the range top elements work nor does the oven. The lights on it work and the fans work but none of the elements work. Anyone know what is wrong and how I can fix it?
Thanks
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 9:57:43 AM EDT

Sounds like one leg of the 240 volt input is open . Try resetting the circuit breaker . If that doesn't work , you'r gonna have to break out a voltmeter and do some troubleshooting . Could be a dozen different things .
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:01:40 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:05:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
I agree that it is most likely the circuit breaker, since the problem isn't just with one element, but the whole thing.

-Troy



+1... you are running on one leg only... find out why you lost the second.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:09:57 AM EDT
Any other outlets / lights acting funny? That would indicate the problem might be between your breaker box and the power company.
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 10:23:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RegisteredVoter:
Any other outlets / lights acting funny? That would indicate the problem might be between your breaker box and the power company.



It's possible that you lost one leg of your service but that would affect every 240 volt
appliance in the home and a bunch of 120volt stuff as well . Should be pretty obvious if that's the case .
Link Posted: 1/29/2006 4:44:14 PM EDT
One of the wires that goes to the rheostat to one of the burner controls was burned through and the rheostat did look so good. BUT all the places that might have the rheostat and the double crimped connectos are all closed on Sunday. Nothing else in the house has a problem. Thelights and fan on the unit work just not the elements. Well I we will replace the rheostat and some wires tomorrow and see if it works.
Link Posted: 1/30/2006 3:09:38 PM EDT

Doesn't make sense to me , but then a lot of things affect me that way .
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