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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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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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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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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What could cause kerosene-like odor from a gas oven/range?

Suddenly my gas range/stove emits a kerosene-like odor when I operate the stove, and especially when I operate the oven -- but our service is natural gas. I called the local gas utility, and they ...
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Gas oven sometimes stops heating

It's a whirlpool gas oven, model number SF315PEPB1. The burners work fine, the oven always preheats and works most of the time. The problem is that sometimes once the oven preheats, it wont stay on. ...
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Do I really need a special bulb in the oven?

My oven light burnt out recently. After dismantling it I found a 40W 130V "appliance" bulb with a standard Edison connector. The bulb is slightly smaller than a normal incandescent bulb. Looking for ...
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Are there LED lamps available for ovens?

The only place I now use an incandescent bulb is in my oven. It went out the other day and I was looking for a replacement. I am using LED all over these days but realized it may not be possible to ...
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What is the correct way to wire a 4 prong oven receptacle?

I think I wired this the right way but I can't find an online reference that I trust enough to flip the breaker back on. This is how I wired it. Is this correct?
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Using 3 wire (2 hot and 1 bare copper wire) for new replacement oven

We are installing a Wolf dual fuel stove to replace a Dacor. The existing wiring is 3 wire (black, white, and bare copper, see photo). Breaker service is 30amp (C-H panel) and Wolf stove specifies ...
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Why do my appliances show two sets of power consumption ratings and which one applies to my house?

Aptos, CA, USA I'm trying to determine how much power my electric oven is using (as part of a larger project to possibly upgrade our electrical service (with help from a licensed electrician of ...
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What is involved in installing a free-standing electric oven range?

My current oven just plugs into a big outlet in the wall. It's a giant three-pronged outlet. But all I need to do to get the oven to work (when it works) is to plug it into the outlet. I am now ...
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Stove and oven on same circuit?

Does an induction stove and an electric oven need to be on separate circuits? If they can be on one, what amperage circuit breaker do they need? My house has a different circuit for each one, 50 amp ...
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How do I troubleshoot my electric oven?

I've got a Kenmore electric oven, model no. 911.94391790. The other day, the oven was on bake mode @ 350° I heard it make some funny beeping noises and the clock/display area started to flash random ...
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Splicing 6/3 wire to multiple 8/3 wires (or even other 6/3 wires) inside a junction box

I have a situation where my oven and counter-top range are split up, but fall within spec of being able to utilize one 50a breaker on the panel. My plan is to pull a single 6/3 cable to a large ...
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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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Why are my stove's burners releasing gas and sparking but not igniting?

This seems to be an occasional problem. I turn one of the burners to light and I can smell the gas and I can see the flickering of the spark and hear the clicking, but the burner never ignites. What ...
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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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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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oven not igniting

(Updated.) I have a gas stove and oven with no pilot light (so they ignite using electricity). The stove and broiler (at the top of the oven cavity) are lighting fine, but the oven is not (at the ...
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Is it safe to run the oven without insulation around it?

My oven had mice in it and made a nest. So I took all the insulation out of it too look for the mouse. This was because it smelled like a dead animal every time I turned on the oven so I cleaned it ...
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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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How to troubleshoot/diagnose an oven that won't heat past a certain point?

Our ovens (double-stacked Nutone Hotpoint circa 1960s) are old: About 2 months ago, we noticed that the bottom one - which had been running great for years - wouldn't get any hotter than just "kind ...
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Wire a 30A/15A/30A fuse box to a 4 wire 120V/240V oven

This is for a Canadian Oven being installed in Canada. Used oven came with this box. The manual is not available. The incoming line from both oven and junction are Red/White/Black/Ground. I ...
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Can I connect 12ga wire for a gas range to 10ga wire from the service panel?

I am remodeling my kitchen right now. Can I use the existing 10ga line which already been built and used in my house for an electrical range to hook up 14ga or 12ga wire for my new gas range?
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gas oven temperature control confusion

Stove is a Whirlpool WFG510S0AW2. New to us, bought used, from a rental. The behavior we're seeing is, when set to 'bake', the oven will light, the temperature display will show a rising temperature ...
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Is it a problem that the entire element in my electric oven is not red?

I have a Maytag MER6770AAW twin ovens 4 burner stove. The bottom burner only turns red around the front, and not at the back. One end going into the back turns red and runs all the way around ...
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Why would changing a light bulb cause the oven heat and control to fail?

I recently replaced the bulb on my oven. However I did put back the insulating looking ring. I pushed the oven light button while baking nachos. I heard a pop and the heat went out as did the light ...
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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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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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Why is my gas oven popping and sparking? [closed]

Last night, I started my home's Jenn-air gas stove/oven as normal, got the usual clicking and sparking but upon ignition, I heard a rather loud pop, saw sparks coming from behind the stove (I think, ...
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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 ...
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Old 3 prong oven plug has 2 hot and 1 stripped aluminum wire. How do I convert this to a 4 pronged oven plug? [closed]

The original 3-prong oven plug has the normal 2-hot wires. However, I don’t know if it was a neutral or ground wire that was the third wire, as it’s aluminum and completely stripped. I’ve looked up ...
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