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We used a volt meter to check and there is power to the wires but the element doesn't come on. which part is the oven control?
The element uses 220, so unless it has it the element will not work. You have said 2x you have power- you cannot otherwise the unit would be working. The oven control is what you use to turn on the oven- there is nothing else there aside from the burner switches.
The switch seems to turn on, the lights come on and I hear a clicking sound but the element doesn't heat. If the oven control was bad, would the baking element work?
Does the oven control have another name, I can't find it on the part list to get a price?
Not really, its called either range or oven control. Go to searspartsdirect.com and look at a picture of this model and you will see all the parts in the console.
That is the site I was on, I searched for range control and it came back with clock timer. Is that right?
I'm still confused on the voltage part. Is there any way you can call me?
No, JA does not allow it. You must have 220 to the element or it will not work. Same is true for any element on that range. Get your meter and you will see the reading.
My father checked and it read the same voltage to the bake elements as it did to the broil element which would indicate that it should work. The only other thing is that maybe the replacement element was bad???
I didn't look at the meter myself but I can double check if you tell me exactly how to retest it. I still have the volt meter.
Ok, I turned the broiler on and it didn't show power. My father tested 1 wire at a time so I guess that means something different. Thanks!