Nothing works, breaker ok, terminal getting fire but nothing onoven will come on no clock no timer no nothing
Answer Hello Jimmy,
This is probably the thermal circuit breaker 318004900. If you open the control panel, it is the one with a red reset button in the center of it. It will be toward the rear off to the right a bit. You shouldn't even have to replace the part. By the way, I included the part number so you can look at it and see what it looks like.
My bake element wont work, (it has been tested and is ok). I've had 2 people look at it and said its the panel control. I went to order the part at a local appliance place in town and he said it may be the clock. The only thing on my oven that dosent work is the bake element. The clock and timer an broil element all work. Which part do I really need? There is a considerable difference in the 2 parts.
I understand fully what is confusing you. You see, the "clock" is the term used to describe the control board that electronically controls the units' operations because it happens o also contain the clock. In reality, the part should be referred to as the electronic control.
If it were me I would check for the problem in the following manner:
First turn the breaker off. Verify the power is off with the bake compartment light or the clock. Now remove the bake element screws in the back of the unit. Pull the bake element out far enough to clear the uninsulated part of the wires. Do not let the bare metal part at the wire connection contact the body of the oven. With the bake element still hooked to one of the wires but set out so it cannot short to ground, and the disconnected wire set on a glass plate, turn the breaker back on and turn the bake control on. Now, carefully reach inside with your test leads and check for ac voltage from ground to either bake element terminal. If there is no voltage, test from ground to the other side. Now test from ground to the loose wire in the plate. If you read 120Vac on the wires but nothing on the end of the element without a wire connected to it, the element is bad. If you didn't read 120Vac on both wires, the control board (clock) has failed.