I cleaned out my Kenmore stove today. I was unaware that the oven was on
low. In the process I lifted the lower element in the stove and one of
the wires fused itself to the chassis. Now neither the oven or the
burners work. The fuse in the electrical panel is okay. The lights on
the oven that indicate that the burners are on light up. The oven light
works. Nothing else does. Does the stove have some sort of internal
fuse? I once had an older oven with fuses in the upper panel but that
doesn't seem to be the case here.
Kenmore is made by several different companies...model#?
Some model# helps.
Certainly -sounds- like one of the 2 main fuses let go in the house
fuse box....or 1/2 of the breaker let go.
Some do, some don't, but usually individual items are fused in the
range and no fuse for everything is inside the range itself, that
would be in your house fuse box.
Appliance Repair Aid
It turns out that it was the house fuse. It is a little confusing
because I measured 120 V going to both sides of the T-Block at the back
of the oven.
Regardless... I pulled the buss fuse out of the electrical panel in the
basement. They were 50A and one was scorched. On advice from the staff
from the local electric supply store I replace them with 40A. All is now
Thank you for your advice
Just wanted to add this: to determine the proper fuses
or breaker for your range, check the model number
plate. Divide the total kw by the rated voltage (usually
240V) to get the size fuses or breaker in amps, that
Example: my older Amana's rated at 10.6 kw @ 240V.
Dividing 10,600 by 240 yields 44.16A, so I have a
50A breaker in its supply (the old 45A fuses would
be OK here if you could still find them). A 40A would
'nuisance trip' at our house from time to time.
Ranges vary in this rating, and if you go very far
undersized, you won't realize it until you have a house
full of company on a holiday when you're using 3 or 4
burners and the oven all at the same time. You won't
be very, um, 'popular' with the cook if you've installed
undersized fuses <grin>.
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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