My oven has stopped working, the broiler still works. What could be the problem, and what should I try to see what the problem is.
Answer Hello Tammie,
You would want to check to see if you have power coming off control board to the bake element. Check at control from L1 to bake and if you have 240 vac then check for the same reading at the bake element. If there is no power at the control board then you would need a new control. If there is power then you want to check the element for continuity.
After doing a self cleaning mode for 3 hours, I was wiping the ash out of the bottom when I noticed the heating element is warped on the right side, it looks like it is close enough that it has burned the enamel- the size of a small pea. what caused this and is it safe to use until I get a new element.It does not lay directly on the bottom of the oven but is very close.
Answer Hello Bonnie,
Since I cannot see the element or the spot on the enamel, I cannot form an opinion on whether or not to use the unit. I do strongly recommend to replace the element before using the unit. I would also use a touch-up enamel to prevent the bake compartment from rusting through. The self clean touch up paint 1565226K that was recommended is now no longer available. They are saying that you can use a regular touch-up enamel 72017, but it has to be applied much more often to prevent the steel from rusting. Porcelain enamel repair liquid 72017 is a temporary repair that must be re-applied frequently and usually after heating the oven above 425 degrees. Permanent repairs to porcelain enamel surfaces require intense heat to bake the enamel to the steel surface and must be accomplished by professional services.
What kind of tool do I need to remove the bake element?
Answer Hello Jorge. You need to disconnect the power and use a 1/4" nut driver to remove and replace the bake element in the unit.
Are either of these 110 electric?
Answer Darcee, all bake elements are 240v. Thanks!