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Questions tagged [oven]

For questions about conventional gas or electric ovens used for baking. For a microwave oven, use the microwave-oven tag. See also range and stove which are similar but refer to different appliances.

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Diagnostic tools for oven and microwave?

I was wondering what sort of diagnostic tool is used to detect a problem in a microwave (range) and in an oven. And would such a tool have a readout record? I had a repairman come to fix: My ...
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Gas oven goes “Thup” every 5 to 30 minutes. What to do?

An 8 year old natural gas oven has been making a sound occasionally. It seems to be every 5 minutes or so when the oven starts and then less frequently. The sound is not very loud, but loud enough ...
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How to isolate heat from oven towards refrigerator?

While trying to take minor steps towards reducing the electricity consumption at our home, on an online forum (sorry can't recall the original source) I read that if the oven and the fridge are close ...
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commercial gas oven won’t light

i have a royal rr-6 commercial range and the burners are still great but the oven has slowly stopped lighting up. i read all about it, all signs pointed to a dead thermopile, so i replaced that, and ...
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Magic Chef wall oven, no heat but clock works

I have a Magic Chef MCSWOE24S, a current-model 24" wall oven. It was working fine for months after installing it. Then we had trouble with our main electrical panel -- one of the poles was burning out ...
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Gas Oven Keeps Tripping GFCI (Moisture?)

My gas oven frequently trips my GFCI outlet. The GFCI outlet is upstream of the oven. Every outlet on that wall is on a shared circuit (I understand this is suboptimal, but I imagine there isn't a ...
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Range box wires only

Wiring a new range when your box had three wires and no plug. I have a new Kitchenaid induction range. My old range was directly wired with no plug. Wires were twisted together and a nut was placed ...
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Flickering lights, sometimes no power to some

For the past few weeks some of our lights have occasionally flickered. Yesterday the power went out for those lights. At the circuit breaker box I didn't see any in the flipped position, but I went ...
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Squeaking oven door on my gas cooker

I just purchased a new Lofra gas cooker with a gas oven and internal electric grill. The oven door is squeaking on my gas cooker.
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Had a bad smell coming from the oven. Almost like melting plastic

I took the back off and nothing seemed out of the ordinary except there was discoloration brownish around the insulation of the top element. Could this be the cause of the smell. Is the element on its ...
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What are the two wires that join together near the burners in my Whirlpool oven?

The model number is wfe515soewo. I'm wondering about the wire that go to the burners. It has two wires that clip into the burner and as they go towards the back of the unit they turn into one wire. ...
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Can I remove center brace from these cabinets?

We are looking at doing a kitchen remodel, and one of the things that we want to do is move the location of our oven into the cabinet pictured. We will also be replacing the countertop with either ...
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Main oven tripping

The main oven trips the house main circuit breaker but the small oven works fine. I’ve tested the elements which are ok and then disconnected the fan but the oven still trips. Now at a loss as to what ...
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Electrical breaker dependency

What you describe has been very helpful . When I turn on the stove on one burner, not the other ones causes a breaker to trip that services my den. The stove continues to operate, no loss of power. ...
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Installing an Oven - Microwave combo

I am replacing a double oven. 1974 model tappan. The new combo has 4 wires, red, white, black and green. The wall / supply is a Romex wire with white, black and bare. The new unit, Frigidaire ...
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Heating element of my Oven is deriving huge power (10 KW)

I have a Siemens oven and the upper baking element was faulty so I ordered a new one and tried to replace the faulty with a new heating element, but as soon as I put my oven in operation the upper ...
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If you got 120 volts of current on each leg of a 50amp breaker but only 25v on each wire going into the stove outlet ,what could be the problem?

If you got 120 volts of current on each leg of a 50amp breaker but only 25v on each wire going into the oven outlet what could be the problem?
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New Gas Double Oven:The GFI suddenly started tripping during preheat

I installed new gas double oven using the same line from prior electric oven. Installed new 20 amp breaker and new 20 GFI outlet. The GFI outlet is tripping every time i preheat oven. Is there ...
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How to remove broken light protector/cover from inside oven?

I bought a 6 year old house, and the Previous Owners did basically zero maintenance. The oven is a Bosch underbench electric unit, and it looks like the glass cap/protector for the interior light has ...
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New oven/range wiring

Afternoon, We currently have a gas range cook top with electric oven underneath that is hooked up to a 40 amp breaker via 8/3 romex wire. We are replacing this with an all gas range/oven that only ...
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Gas Oven Tripping GFCI

Looking for some quick suggestions if the issue I am facing is electrical or oven related. I have a gas oven (not sure on age, bought house last year) that for the last month has been tripping my ...
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Can you add another stove to an existing circuit?

Suppose you wanted to put a second oven next to the existing oven in your kitchen. Could you simply add a second receptacle to the circuit? Hypothetically speaking, suppose your stoves were a ...
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Converting 8/3 220VAC oven recptacle to 120V recptacle

Good day! We’re replacing an electric oven/range to a gas oven/range And Adding a 600CFM range hood. The old range is leaving an ungrounded 8/3 NM for me to work with. Now, lazy me wants to ...
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Two pole breaker feeding three pole receptacle?

Panel has a 50 amp two pole (ie fed by two adjacent circuits) single throw breaker feeding a four wire three pole NEMA 14-50 receptacle for an oven. Just have pictures of all of this, have not had a ...
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Wiring 4-wire Electric Range - Can I use these connectors?

Our electric range is hardwired to a 40 Amp circuit with 4 copper wires (ground, black, red, and white neutral). I don't think it was ever installed correctly since each of the bare wires was just ...
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Why is my oven bulb so hard to turn?

My oven light burned out. When I try to turn the new light bulb in my Kenmore oven it's like sandpaper against sandpaper. Why is this?
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Hot surface indicator light stays on

On my GE oven, the hot cooktop indicator light has begun staying on all the time. I know that the thermostat for each burner is an integral part of the burner, so I will check each burner for ...
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Heating element in oven not working - can I still use it?

We noticed a few days ago that one of 2 heating elements in the oven is not glowing. I would assume that would mean that for some reason it has stopped working. I did notice recently that whenever I ...
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What is a reveal cleat (and why do I need it)?

I am DIY installing a wall oven. Schematic calls out 3/4" reveal cleats. I already have 3/4" lip in the cabinet. Why would I use a reveal cleat? EDIT: Update, I installed the oven (without the ...
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Power Connection for Oven

I moved to a new house in the Netherlands. I have a oven-induction stove combi which has a 4 pin plug, but I do not have any socket for that in this house. What are my options if I need to make a new ...
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Hard wiring a 4-wire oven to 3-wire outlet?

I am replacing an old 4-wire oven with a new Kitchen Aid 4-wire oven. I have 3 wires in the outlet box (black, white, bare (ground)). The old oven was connected the following way: From the oven the ...
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Microwave and Oven Reset

I have a Sharp Microwave and a Whirlpool Oven. A couple of times I've noticed that they've reset and the time clock is flashing. I've already had an electrician check the fusebox and says it is fine....
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Stainless steel type and gauge for pizza oven

I'm building a stainless steel pizza oven having an inner and an outer dome. I'm going to build it using a type of steel called "304" but my question is regarding the gauge (thickness): I don't want ...
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wiring a kitchen under counter oven - is this setup correct?

Here are the oven wiring specs: POWER / RATINGS Amp Rating at 208V: 20 Amp Rating at 240V: 20 Bake Wattage: 2100W Broiler Wattage: 3600W Convection Wattage: 2500W KW Rating at 208V: ...
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Is CD 12R 12 gage stranded wire suitable for use in an electric oven?

I have a spool of CD 12R 12 gage stranded wire, Standard Motor Products, spiffy spool. Is this wire suitable to replace the wire from L2 to the controller in an electric oven? The oven is the one ...
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Control thermostat capillary failure reason why?

The problem I have is the temperature goes way too high on the electric oven - this is a new oven that failed on the first day that I am now stuck with. I diagnosed it to the control thermostat. As ...
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A wall oven with a regular power cord, is it normal?

Just got a new NV51K6650SS Samsung wall oven on eBay. The oven looks new but I'm puzzled with its power connection. So far every single oven I seen had either a 4-wire conduit or a 4-prong plug, and ...
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The oven in my range has stopped heating up, but the burners still work

The oven recently stopped getting hot, but the burners still work fine. Any ideas about what might be wrong? Here's the kind of stove I have: Hotpoint® 30" Free-Standing Gas Range Here's what I ...
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thermostat assembly verification for electric oven (with pictures)

I am diagnosing issue with my electric oven which does not engage heat element. Basically it's thermostat (BA, BR, C) -> relays -> heat elements (2 top, 1 bottom). hardwired. I disassemble the ...
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brand new oven heat element gone bad. my fault or faulty oven?

Bought a new gas range oven with electric oven heat element. Manual recommends 50 Amps NEMA Type 14-50R dedicated circuit for all models. But for this specific model requires a minimum of 30 Amps ...
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Why is there still power to my oven after the breaker trips?

Just moved into a new house that had a new oven when we moved in. After the first use the breaker trips but there's still power to the unit. Is the source of this a faulty breaker?
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Brand new oven won't heat

On Wednesday we had new appliances delivered to the house. The installation was included in the purchase price so I let the retailer (not a big box but a well known and regarded local appliance shop) ...
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Electric oven: Bake and Broil not Working

isherwood: Same oven as prior question, but new issue. In bake mode, the broil and bake elements get warm. Neither element gets hot. In broil mode, neither element gets warm. The cycle lamp is on ...
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How should I connect my new Fagor wall oven to the existing wiring?

I just picked up a Fagor wall oven off Craigslist to replace our existing and deteriorating (very old) 240/120V Tappan wall oven. The old home wiring from the wall is a metal encased 3 wire Black, Red,...
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Gas oven not igniting but smelling gas

The gas oven fire is not working. The oven has no brand outside so I can't right now search for a manual. The surface burners clearly say to press and turn, and you hear the ignite working as soon as ...
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prevent kitchen aspirator exhale from other condominium kitchens

first of all sorry my bad english. I live in a condominium in a rented house and the owner installed very cheap appliances in the kitchen. The condominium has the kitchen aspirator pipe for the ...
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Parallel (2) 20 amp 220 12 ga wires into one 30 amp 220 Breaker OK?

I am attempting to replace 2 ovens that currently each have their own dedicated 20 amp 220v circuits. (12 ga wire) My new modern GE double oven requires a single 30 amp, 220 circuit. (10 ga wire) ...
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electric oven bake element gets warm but does not get hot

The bake element on my Hotpoint RK38T electric oven gets warm but does not get hot. The broil element does get hot. In bake mode, the element shows 59 volts across the element, 111 volts from one ...
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Using dielectric grease on oven broil element connector

Our upper bake element on our oven wasn't working, so I took it apart last night and found that the spade connector had apparently arced and charred and it was totally disconnected. I had considered ...
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Which is the correct Electrolux replacement element?

I'm confused over a replacement part for my oven. It's an IKEA model manufactured by Electrolux. The PNC is 94406450601 According to Electrolux (and every third party spares site) the correct fan ...