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Old 11-24-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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My oven stopped working

I have a question regarding the oven on my stove. It is a traditional stove with four four eyes and oven. The eyes on the stove top all work, so at least that is still going, but the oven does not heat any longer. The light indicating that the oven is turning on works, but the heating elements don't warm up.

I've been told that it may just be the heating element, but how can I be sure? If it isn't the heating element what else might be wrong with it?

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Old 11-24-2012, 01:50 AM   #2
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It could be a fuse. Is there a panel behind the burners? Does it lift up? That's where I have seen fuses on a stove.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:37 AM   #3
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Might as well buy a new heating element; you'll need one sooner or later (if your not a vagabond), so, it's nice to have one handy.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:09 AM   #4
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When my (gas) oven fails (twice so far) it's a controller thingy that monitors temperature and turns the flame on and off to maintain the setting.
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Old 11-24-2012, 10:42 AM   #5
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I'm assuming you have an electric oven with two heating elements inside. I have had heating elements go out before, but it would seem unusual for them both to go out at the same time. It could happen, but just unlikely. I would look into other electrical problems.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #6
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If the broiler element works and not the bottom one, then chances are good that it is your heating element. You need a new one. If both are not working, check the fuse or your electrical box.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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The short answer is there's no way of knowing for sure until you have an expert tell you in person after testing your oven. DIY has limitations to be sure.
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The short answer is there's no way of knowing for sure until you have an expert tell you in person after testing your oven. DIY has limitations to be sure.
I would check fuses before spending money on an expert.
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I would check fuses before spending money on an expert.
Me too. I'd purchase heating elements before calling one as well. =)
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