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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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 ...
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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 ...