We moved the Kenmore stove. When we put it back in place, one part of the three part connection in the terminal shorted and melted. I often could smell something hot/melting when using the oven. We have ordered the replacement. The breaker on the circuit board for the house did not trip. Will replacing the terminal make the stove safe to use or are there other things to cause concern?
ANSWER Hi Bj. The terminal block is part # . Hook up as per wiring diagram found behind the drawer. There is also a pictorial diagram on the back wall of the stove. The 2 - outer wires need to be hooked to the 2- outer screws on the terminal block.(L-1 and L-2). The middle wire (neutral) to the middle screw on the terminal block. They need to be tight "almost" to the point of breakage using the wire clamp onto the back wall. This will insure the wire does not get pulled out from the back and also insure he 240vac wire is not pinched to short in the future. After you install the wire cord and clamp, and you still have issues then you should unplug the unit and turn the breaker back on. If the breaker doesn't trip, then chances are the house supply is OK. Then take the back completely off and the back panel cover off to further inspect for damage at the clock/controls. Usually it will blow open the clock assy. part # 316557106. Thank you.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, September 16, 2011