My oven only has wires without the metal wire terminals, only the copper wires sticking out. Can I install the element without the terminals?
Answer Hello Annie, It would be necessary to install new wire terminals TJMA02875-1 to get a safe connection and then you can easily install the correct element for your model. Please provide your model number so we can determine which element is right for your oven. Thanks!
The bake element will not heat up. The temperature goes off and it beeps then shows F-3, F-7, F-2. What does this mean?
Answer Hello Sherry,
The error codes F-2 and F-3 are pointing to the temperature sensor 12001656 and control panel 12001603. The F-2 is a runaway temperature and the F-3 is an open temperature sensor. The F-7 is a bad (shorted) function key on the control panel. If you would like some illustrated instruction on this unit, post an e-mail address an we can send it to you. It cannot be posted in this format. The control panel 12001603 is discontinued and there is no satisfactory substitution listed.
Our Baking Coil in the oven has littery come apart...it has circles around the burnt element...there is also a insulation burn on the light bulb connection to the oven lite....are they connected...should we repace the light fixture...what would cause the problem with the coil.....thanks Lin
Answer Linda, The bake elements are suseptible, to grease platter and spill overs, and that is the most likely situation in your case, sometimes it takes quite a while to develop and build up, enough to damage the element. As long as the insulation is discolored and not singed, you'll be fine. Discoloration is a normal byproduct of heat from the oven and heat from the light bulb. Thanks and Good Luck
Oven is about 14 yrs. old. Will slowly heat up to only 200 degrees
Answer Bill, Do the cooktop burners work correctly, and how about the broil element ? That would help confirm, we have proper voltage to the range, then we'd need to check for loose wiring to the bake element, or a damaged element 74003019. Thanks and Good Luck
I heard a loud pop in the oven. Lower baking element does not work any more. Looks like a small black mark on it. When I replace it, do I just unscrew the two phillips head screws (on smal brackets where the elemnt goes throught he back wall) on the inside of the oven and stick the new element in and screw them back in? Do I have to do anything from the back of the oven or is it all from inside the oven box? Thanks!
Answer Hi Bill. Remove all power. Remove the door and all oven racks. remove the bake element mount screws. Pull the unit out. Remove the back. Remove the wires on the bad element. Insert the new one from the front and mount correctly. then go to the back side and insure tight connections on the element. Also ---- Then tuck in all insulation surrounding the back side of the element to insure the heat will not escape the oven cavity and thus burning wires in the future. This is the total difference in doing a professional replacement or just doing a quick job from the front. The element is part # 74003019. Thank you.
Only 120 degree when bake on in oven.
Answer Hello Willie. You will need to test the element 74003019 and see if it is bad. It should read closed for continuity. If it is open, you will need to replace the element. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
What is the DC resistance (in Ohms) for this bake element? I have a Magic Chef 3868XVW oven that periodically trips the circuit breaker, but the removed element measures 21 ohms, which seems about right to me.
Answer Hi Steve. The ohms for the bake element is supposed to be 20 ohms +/- 10 %. Ohm itself against the side of the element terminal to see if the element is grounded to itself. Is the terminal block wires cracked and partially shorting/ Is the clock assy. bake relay stuck on and shorted drawing too many amps tripping the breaker? Does the broil work and not the bake? You may need the clock part # 12001603. Thank you.
When replacing the bake element, as I pulled the wires out of the back of the oven, the wire on the left had burned insulation. Plus it was broken. Am I going to have to replace the range?
Answer Hello Paul. Test and see if the clock assembly is sending power to both wires and you have 240 volts on the wires. If so, you can replace the end on the wire TJMA02875-1 and the element, and you should be ok. If not, you may need to replace the clock 12001603 assembly as well. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. Hope this helps.http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html