How can I test my relay? My main oven lower element is not working. I have tested and have continuity in the element itself so I don't think that is the problem.
Answer Mike, You'll have to be careful, the easiest way top test a relay is at the component. Turn the power off, dismount the bake element, and slide it away from the rear wall to access the terminals. program a bake cycle, and check for 220-240 VAC across the element terminals. If you have the voltage, the element has failed. turn power off, disconnect one of the wires from the element, program a bake cycle and check, the empty terminal on the element to chassis ground should read 120 VAC. The loose wire, should also read 120 VAC from the wire terminal to chassis ground. The L2 power is constant, as long as there is power to the range, there will be 120 VAC on one of the wires to the bake element. The other wire to the element is routed from the ERC/Clock that would be the L1 power leg, routed to the control, through the K1/BA relay and out to the bake element. No power would indicate a broken wire or failed bake relay on the ERC.