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American Range Electric Ovens, bake wiring gets fried up!!!

dmehrtash | Oct 15, 2013 01:47 PM

I have a 30 inch Electric American Range oven that keeps dying on me. I like to know if others have had similar experience.

The unit I have now is about a year old, may be used 10-15 times all together. It is actually a replacement for a unit that I had which had exact same problem.

The problem is that after a while (10-15 uses) the bake element stops working. When you try to preheat the oven it goes up to about 200 and stops. The way these oven works is that when you start on bake first the broil come on, then it goes off and the bake comes on until you get to the temperature. But in this unit (and the one I had last year) the oven only heats up to about 200 and the bake unit never comes on.

Each time the problem is that same, the wiring behind the bake element gets fried up and at some point it shorts out and the bake element wont come on again. The actual element seem ok, but its wiring must be completely redone. The are two problem a) that you have a short circuit in the back of the oven that thankfully nothing has happened yet, and b) that to change the wiring is not an easy job, you need to remove the oven (heavy!) and have a technician to replace it. Not at all the kind of maintenance one should expect of a unit, specially of this price point.

Has any one else experienced the same problem?

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