Its a Maytag electric Range. The broil element does not get hot. But the oven element does. The broil element reads a short. I do not get
240AC at the element. Whats the problem?
Answer Hi Brian. On the red side of the terminal block (L-2) wires, one wire goes directly to the element. You will get the 120 vac constant from there. The other side of the element gets its power from closed relay contact as the command (broil) is given. Remove the power. Remove both wires from the element and see if it ohms out to ohms or is shorted one leg (side terminal) to ground or chassis. If it is shorted then you will get constant low heat from the energised side to ground. Then set your red meter lead on the blue wire coming from the clock/relay. Put the black meter lead on the center terminal block post (neutral). Isolate yourself from turning the power back on as the meter leads will not short out. Safety. Command for broil. If the blue wire has 120 vac disconnected from the element to neutral, then the clock part @ 5701M379-60 is OK. The broil element is part # 7406P218-60. The bake element is part # 74010750. Thank You.