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i have not replaced the element. how ever having burned out elements in the past, i bought and installed a new element and installed it. when the broiler still did not work i shearched further and discovered that the master control switch was fryed. i removed the new element, compaired the resistance with both elements and they were the same. the appliance store would not take back the new element because it was installed. it was worth the try any way. so i still have the new element, but am reluctant to install it and the new control switch and end up with the same problem, and out another $150.00, and still have the same problem.
with out pulling the back off again to retrieve the servicemans paperwork to see what pin etc., the first thing i did after finding the fryed switch was to inspect all the wiring. no problems. but all the parts manuals show a probe for a temp sensor. when i pulled off the left side of the unit to inspect all the wiring. on the back upper corner of that side there appears to be a nickle size thermo cut outswitch that is not shown on any of the parts drawings i can find. i was in the parts business for over 20 years so i know my way around manuals, and most parts. this disk if i remember correctly had two wires to the master switch. and if i remember correct there was a simular one toward the bottom of the oven on the same side. if need be i can pull the sheet metal off. thanks bruce
thank you, XXXXX XXXXX not in a position today to pull the stove apart. i was hoping to get some quick advice and part numbers to order. i can pull the unit apart thurs. a.m. can you be reached at that time via email or phone? in the mean time i will check out the web site you sent me. however i am not clear, is this a fix or just a parts page?
thanks rick i'll check out the site and be back to you thurs.after i pull the sheetmetal.
rick, i just pulled the back off . the schematic shows a thermo cut off between L1 and P2-1 and P2-2. could this be my problem? this time, not only did the switch fry, but the connector on the broiler side of switch melted and the insulation around the terminal ends of the broiler element is badly scorched. help me!
thank you. this stove came in my mobile home and is, like most things in a mobile home the lowest of low end. i've been wanting to upgrade it. to spend another $200.00 plus on it would be a waste of money. i've had to grind the foot pads on the burners to get them to sit level. the burner drip pans have shed all the chrome off. the oven heats unevenly and the racks don't sit level with the chassis.
you just made the arguement to my wife a whole lot more convincing.
again, thank you. it was worth the $30.00.