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Old 02-06-2006, 11:38 PM   #1
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What's wrong with my stove?

One of the elements on my stove was having trouble staying hot, the other three were just fine. The plug on the element was a bit charred, so we replaced it. Since it was charred, it also burnt a hole in the receptecle, we replaced that as well. Now it's not working at all. Any idea why it went from kind of working to not at all? What is to be done? Could something be up with the wiring?


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Old 02-07-2006, 12:04 PM   #2
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Wish I could help... but... I know nothing about wiring. Hope ya get things working soon!

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Old 02-08-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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Hi corazon90,
Have you checked the easy stuff first?
Did the parts store give you the correct parts for your model stove?
Are the prongs from the element fitting deeply and securely into the recepticle?
Are the wire connections secure to the recepticle?
It's usually the easy stuff that messes up the most. If all else is fine, check the condition of the wires that connect to the recepticle. If the recepticle got hot enough to burn a hole through it, the wires that connect to it may have overheated also.
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