Just had the weirdest thing happen. The element in my JennAir electric
stove blew up. The wife was heating up the oven and there was a very loud
pop and a fire, with lots of smoke. After it settled, I looked in and could
see a 1/4" hole in the element. Any thoughts????
I know the truth is out there, but I like to stay in...
Not sure about your stove element, but some are hollow tubes that have a
wire wound up inside it and some insulating material. Probably wore through
the insulating material and the electric arc is what blew the hole in the
While it does not often hapen, it is not all that unusual.
It is one of the more common ways the element goes bad. It either blows a
hole in the element or the wire just burns into and the element quits
Sometimes the element can bur into and then one of the ends sags down and
touches the tube and that blows the hole in the element.
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