I recently turned on the stove on my electric range and heard a quiet crackling noise. The range still gets electricity because the clock, burner-on light, and oven light all work. The stove and oven will no longer heat up, though. I contacted an appliance repair man who measured the volts and said there is supposed to be 220V going into an electric range and in my case, there is only 110V. He said the problem is probably not with the stove/oven---and we can't even check to see if there is a problem because there's not enough power to isolate the problem to the range---but with electric supply. I have a breaker box in the basement that I've reset to no quick solution.
Can anyone speculate as to why, all of the sudden, the range (or rather, the outlet the range plugs into) is not receiving the appropriate volts. Keep it simple for me if possible; I clearly am a beginner at understanding home electric wiring.