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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by [email protected], Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. Guest

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    JT915 - 30 "

    When I press Bake and set temp on keypad
    the oven fails to heat. 100 degrees in red stays at 100
    I tried the Broiler, it also fails to heat.

    Wired to20 amp, double pole breaker
    Fairly simple.
    Any ideas ?
  2. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Get out the multimeter and start poking around in the back. Figure out what
    controls the elements, there's probably a contactor or big triac. It could
    be as simple as a cracked solder joint on the control board.
  3. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest

    It could also be an open in the actual heating elements.
  4. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    That's a really good point, I'm not sure why that isn't the first thing I
    thought of. Check the connections to the lower bake element as well, the
    wires can burn off.
  5. Guest

    Thanks for the help !
    Turns out I had the breaker installed incorrectly
    I am running off a sub panel and I used a thin double pole
    I only contacted one of the bus bars.....The breaker is must
    cross both bars to get 240v
    I tested voltage across the breaker terminals and it read 0
    So I reinstalled and it works just fine

    Thanks again for the help.
  6. James Sweet

    James Sweet Guest

    Yep, that'll do it. I had assumed this was an existing installation that
    quit functioning.
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