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That type of connector is commonly used as a socket for a temperature probe that can be inserted into the food (usually meat) to measure its internal temperature instead of the air temperature in the oven. I imagine the labeling “MT” you saw probably stands for “meat thermometer”.


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It's much more difficult for a small child to "play with the controls" and turn the stove elements on in that location. Having lived with stoves like this for a long time, I've never burned myself reaching for them.


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Temperature probe connection, indeed. Go look up the manual for your oven, or look around the junk drawer in your kitchen for the matching temperature probe.


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As already stated, LEDs can't take the heat. In addition: Many ovens use halogen bulbs instead of "ordinary" incandescent bulbs. These are a type of incandescent light with two key differences: size and heat. The size is irrelevant for most ordinary lamps but great for an oven, where you want something small so that it won't take away from ...


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TL;DR Danger! It sounds like it is only partially burning. it can be normal to smell gas when the oven starts. Smelling it for more than a minute is an indication of a leak of some sort. If the smell goes away after the oven has been off then the problem is within the oven - valves or burners. Given that a gas leak can literally destroy a house (and the ...


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That is pure profiteering for folks silly enough to go to the appliance parts store for a light bulb. Far less expensive at a hardware store, or many other normal stores with lightbulbs. You need an "Appliance bulb" of the normal old incandescent flavor. Not a newfangled LED refrigerator bulb. Incandescent bulbs are perfectly happy at oven ...


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In a properly working gas oven, you will definitely see a pattern of blue flame all along the perimeter of the burner, plus an orange-red glow from the electric igniter. These are very distinct. If the flame is getting insufficient oxygen, it will burn a smoky yellow. The igniter is wired in series with the gas valve, so current needs to pass through the ...


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Yes, gas ovens light a flame to produce heat. The other answers saying to get this looked at are absolutely correct. Here's a visual demonstration with my own oven, viewed from the under-oven broiler compartment (though everyone's will be a little different): Oven before it starts heating (immediately after I set a temperature) The igniter is on but hasn't ...


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Um...in a word...ABSOLUTELY NOT!! You should without a doubt get the proper replacement insulation and put it back same as it came from the factory.


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Since this is in Germany, I would assume the following (this is a very common situation): Behind the current oven+hob combo, there is a box on the wall with five wires and three-phase service ("Herdanschlussdose"). Currently, the oven part is connected to this box, and the hob is connected to the oven (which containts the buttons to control the ...


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What is happening is called product of combustion. Somewhere around in the house or near the house someone used or opened some sort of stain, paint, varnish or comparable compound including cleaners. The molecules carry over and get mixed in with air and then burned off from open flame. If you light a candle or a lighter you will smell the same odor, ...


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Not gonna happen. Can't take the heat. Those consumer products one calls an "LED light bulb" is a built consumer product made of components - case, heat sink, electronics and an array of LED emitters. The latter are purchasable as components by electronics supply houses such as mouser.com, with over 100,000 types listed. Every one has a data ...


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It’s an old or perhaps a better word is classic design - there are some advantages like if you spill something it won’t go all over the controls. However disadvantages include having to reach over a spitting or steaming pan but it is always down to what you learned on or are used to.


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I think it's unlikely that this is possible. The environment in the oven in quite mild compared with an incandescent lamp, but LEDs, being semiconductor devices generally don't function well above about 100C. Some vendors seem to be making newer ovens with insulated or otherwise thermally isolated lamp compartments so that they can install LED lighting but ...


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In addition to the useful comments already posted, the design prevents accidental turn ons due to leaning up against the stove to stir a pot, etc.


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It looks like an NF C 61-315 standard French single phase plug: These are are rated for 400V, 32A on a single phase. The socket you have pictured looks like a French style Schuko (CEE 7/3), which is typically only rated to around 16A. My guess is that unless you already have a socket that was intended for use with an electric stove, the wires are likely not ...


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Your heating elements are wired in series because it takes two elements to match the voltage of your electricity supply. because they are in series the dead element has disabled its partner. There's no cheap solution.


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Even if you could, I wouldn't trust that the plastics, solder and semiconductors of an LED lamp wouldn't leach unfriendly chemicals out into the oven's air, and then into the food. There's a reason they tell hobbyists to not use food ovens for "re-flowing" (building or fixing) electronic circuit boards.


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Well, on the one hand that is (to me) an odd setup (since the counter continues in front of the cooktop, the cooktop is drop-in, but dropped in on top of the oven and apparently connected to it, an arrangement that's more commonly seen in a slide in or freestanding "range" as we call an oven/cooktop combined in one appliance locally. Probably not ...


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Gas ranges usually have 2 sets of burners, A low burner under the oven bottom plate for baking and an upper burner at the top of the oven used for broiling. If your oven is not heating it is time to call in a service person to have your oven serviced. If you are smelling gas when it is turned on,then getting it fixed is an emergency situation and the oven ...


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Simple. Replace the breaker for that oven with a 20A version since that's what the instructions call for. You're lucky that the wire is almost certainly large enough for 20A. Going down in breaker size is FINE. Going up rarely is.


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You need a 12/3+ground cable as a minimum to support this oven. However it would be a nice future-proofing trick to run 10/3+ground. You can also run individual wires in conduit if you prefer, for the ultimate future-proofing. I would run 3/4" conduit, or 1" if able, as that will support any foreseeable future oven/range. You must run neutral and ground ...


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Yes it is a leak, a slow leak but a leak nonetheless and it does need to be addressed. Any leak no matter how small is potentially dangerous. You should turn the valve off And address the problem. Some jurisdictions require that all gas connections be handled by a licensed contractor but if you are allowed then you could turn the gas off, use two ...


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Yes it should be in a junction box. It can be hard wired but that takes a cover plate and a strain relief. This is uncommon at least in my code area. The common method is at minimum 3 wires 2 hot and a ground (I don’t see a ground) . I see the neutral wire cut off on the cord side. The modern method is to provide all 4 wires 2 hot 1 neutral and a grounded ...


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You might need a new igniter. This happened to my oven recently. There is a panel at the bottom that I can remove to see where the flame burns, and also there is a metal igniter that glows yellow hot to ignite the flame when the oven is starting. My oven would sometimes release some gas but not light reliably. I discovered that the igniter was old and ...


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No, any 40W incandescent that is similar size and base will work just fine. I would buy these ones from Amazon. Replacement and a spare for $5.


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There are actually three ways (besides "pull the plug") that an oven can shut off in an emergency: Circuit breaker in your breaker panel. This trips if the oven uses too much power for too long - typically a short circuit, which can happen due to faulty components but more often due to components that wear out over time, including switches and ...


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Yes, by all means - larger than minimum wire is perfectly fine.


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See table 220.55 in the NEC, as well as footnote 4 to that table: Branch-Circuit Load. It shall be permissible to calculate the branch-circuit load for one range in accordance with Table 220.55. The branch- circuit load for one wall-mounted oven or one counter-mounted cooking unit shall be the nameplate rating of the appliance. The branch-circuit ...


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You may have a lost pole/phase or neutral. That is very serious problem but the good news is that in most places you can call your electric utility and they will check and likely fix it as most of the time this is a utility problem and not a problem in your house. Key clue is a 240v load making 120v loads work. CALL YOUR ELECTRIC UTILITY AND TELL THEM YOU ...


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