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I am working on a Frigidaire oven Model #MEF352CGSD. I have

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I am working on a Frigidaire oven Model #MEF352CGSD. I have replaced the clock today. Digital numbers looks like everything is working but neither the bake or broil works on it and heats up.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  romr2009 replied 3 years ago.
Hello Sharon and thanks for choosing the Appliance category.

What was the original problem before the clock was replaced?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

L1 line was shorted inside the clock

Expert:  romr2009 replied 3 years ago.
  • The display only uses Neutral and one of the line voltages.
  • The elements use both L1 and L2 but not Neutral.
  • Have you checked the other line voltage?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes he says he has checked everything and it reads ok

Expert:  romr2009 replied 3 years ago.
  • According to the schematic diagram at the link below, the connection from L2 two both one end of the bake element and one end ot the broil element is directly through the back of the oven.
  • You will have to remove the back panel to check for wire damage at/near the terminal block.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he has already done that and there was no damage

Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Relist: Incomplete answer.
Expert:  romr2009 replied 3 years ago.
This circuit is very simple.

  • Power from L2 starts at the terminal block.
  • From the terminal block one wire goes to one end of the broil element and a similar wire goes to the bake element.
  • Assume he tested both elements.
  • The other end of broil element goes to the broil relay on the control board.
  • The other end of bake element goes to the bake relay on the control board.
  • The control board is connected to the L1 line which goes back to the terminal block.


  • If he tested the wires as described above, the only thing left is the control board or the thermostal.

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