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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1973 Tappan gas range with pilots no electronic parts

Old Tappan range oven worked 7 years ago. Stove top works fine but pilots won't stay lit. Oven pilot lights, but oven burner won't ignite. Doesn't seem to be getting gas to oven burner. No gas leaks. ...
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Back of stove looks burnt

I just had to replace the bake element for my GE oven. While doing so I noticed the back of the oven looks like it is burnt. Is this ok?
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Can I fix heat regulator (burner switch) of electric range?

So the burners stay on no matter what setting - low or high. I opened and found the switches (heat regulator) were the problem. The metal contact of the green board is broken because it's too thin. ...
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What is the purpose of this black felt on end of oven conduit?

I bought an oven which I am installing (reference this post for details) and I'm confused by the black wrap at the end of the conduit shown in the picture below. Is the wrap there just to prevent ...
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Gas oven won't maintain temperature it is set on

Maytag oven initially ignites, heats up to temperature selected but won't reignite to maintain temperature.
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How to compute breaker size for electric Stove + Oven?

I currently have electric appliance, and I want to replace them with newer units. These are the ratings of newer units I am considering: Induction Stove VICU53616BST - Maximum Amp Usage 240V - 48....
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How to wire up a 240 V oven?

I recently purchased a Whirlpool WOS51ES4ES electric oven from Home Depot with the intention of installing it myself. Our old oven is gas, so I need to run a new 240 circuit. The oven draws 20A. I ...
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Will ovens emit carbon monoxide when off at high altitude if not properly adjusted?

This CBS news story seems to say that a turned-off oven emits carbon monoxide when not properly adjusted for altitude, such as 1 mile high in Denver, CO. My BS detector is going off. https://denver....
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Feasible to repair oven door?

This weekend, the door of our oven (a gas oven, FWIW) fell apart. The bottom of the outer part of the door was glued to its hinges and somehow lost cohesion. The top is connected to the inner part of ...
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Installing a gas oven wall mount

I know the power for this is 120v I have Ave to move electric plug in because cord for new oven won’t reach current plug which is not currently behind the existing oven it’s in cabinet above. Can I ...
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What causes oven program to change when oven light goes on?

I have an Electrolux oven with induction burners and convection oven. Today, I cooked a roast on 'convection/roast'. When I opened the oven door, the program changed to 'keep warm'. I tried the ...
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Why won't my oven open its gas valve?

I have an old O'keefe and Merrit Oven that is not lighting. I tried contacting a local mechanic but he refused to work on it because he called it an antique. Unfortunately they simply don't seem to ...
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Two ovens on one breaker: NEC says OK, but installation manual wants dedicated circuit

I have a situation very similar to using two oven in one outlet. I'd like to install a 30 amp GE Advantium 220v oven and a 20 amp GE thermal oven on an existing circuit with a 50 amp breaker. However, ...
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Can flow of gas be too strong to ignite in oven?

My Viking oven lights only intermittently. I hear the spark module sparking. It tries for 4 cycles and then turns off, to prevent explosions I assume. I have replaced spark module once; no help. ...
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Can't get the oven light cover off

I have a Fisher n Paykel OB60SVMX2 oven that I cannot figure out. The manual implies you screw out the cover and pull the bulb out. The problem is the top heating element does not have enough ...
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My fan assisted oven trips when it's pre heated

My oven has been working fine since we moved in 2 years ago. I must add it was the last occupiers oven so not sure on age or how long it's been here. It kept tripping the electric every time it ...
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What Cause Hum from Electric Oven after Replacing Wire and Ring Connector to Broil Element?

What Cause Hum from Electric Oven after Replacing Wire and Ring Connector to Broil Element? After the wire melted at the connector to the broil element, I replaced the 16 gauge wire and 22-18 high-...
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What's causing my gas oven ignitor to become dirty?

For months, my gas oven has been having issues igniting. The issue is somewhat intermittent but every time I run into this, I take a piece of sandpaper and rub it against the ignitor. This seems to ...
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Turning off oven breaker cuts power to AC, and vice versa. Why?

Turning off oven breaker cuts power to AC, and vice versa. Why?
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Wire Melts at Connector to Broil Element on Electric Oven

I have a Hotpoint RK38T electric oven with a 3410 W broil element and 16 awg 125 C wire connection to one side of the element. The wire to the broil element melted at the connector. See image of ...
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Gas Oven - Very Low Gas Flow

I have a Frigidaire/Electrolux gas range, with two burners (broiler [top] and bake [bottom]). When I turn on the oven for broiling, everything works fine. When I set it to 'bake', the bake igniter ...
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Combining wires from two breakers to one appliance?

I have a wall oven and a microwave oven, connected to 30A and 20A breakers respectively, and both are 240V. Now I'm thinking of replacing it with another double-oven model that runs a single wire ...
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Gas oven never reheats

I have a seven-year-old GE double oven, and the top oven started malfunctioning a few months ago. When I turn it on, it initially heats to the correct temperature, then stops heating, and never heats ...
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Removing baseboard heater and installing elec oven on that wall

We are purchasing a home that has a baseboard heater on the wall that will be ideal for an elec oven can I just remove it and use that wiring for the oven socket?
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Oven wiring - needing to add a ground, can I retrofit?

I'm dealing with a 1970-built home and the oven has 6-3 without ground running to the oven. 2 hots and the neutral. Got a new oven coming in and want to make sure it's wired right. I could run new ...
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Oven has 2-prong plug plus earth wire. Socket is modern 3-prong. How to connect?

My 110V toaster oven has a 2-prong cable. Also, the oven's chassis has a screw with a connected green/yellow earth wire, which I want to ground. My wall socket is a modern 3-prong with earth and all. ...
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Tricking Oven to ignore intermittent door latch fault

I have a Kitchenaid Superba oven/range that gives an intermittent door latch fault, which then shuts off the oven completely in all modes (convection, conduction, etc.). Unfortunately a replacement ...
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I removed the rear panel of my oven and the cladding is burned

i have a similar issue with my oven, I just replaced the fan element and also discovered black burn/scorched areas on the insulation cladding. Is this a worry or normal? Oven is about 15 years old.
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Electric oven in the same plug as a microwave

Can I have an electric oven in the same plug as a microwave, and if not how hard is it to change a single plug to a double?
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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 ...