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I also have an old Caloric pilotless oven (RXP216) that has

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I also have an old Caloric pilotless oven (RXP216) that has some sort of start/stop timer on it. I guess that it has to be set a certain way for the oven to actually fire up... In other words, the oven light on the front panel will come on but nothing else happens. Is there a certain these two dials need to be set at in order to function properly??
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.


Pull out the bottom drawer and tell me if the Glow Coil comes on

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
no- this has happened before where the stop / start dials get messed with and it goes out. up until now, it's been a matter of luck make it work

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Try and push the bake and then 350 deg .

Check the glow coil see if it comes on or not and what the timer does

Does the temp go down to 100 deg

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
same thing- the front oven light comes on, but nothing underneath

this same thing happened a couple of months ago, but it just popped back on after a few days. we've had a service person out before and all they did was push the 'manual' button in. i've done all that
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Well the only way to find out where the problem is .

You will need to get a volt meter to check to see if you have voltage the the Glow Coil.

It could be the timer but then maybe not the meter is the only way.

You can take it out and look at it the Glow Coil

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