Re: Electric Range Behaving Strangely
If the display is completly blank and if there is no sound when you push the touchpad, there is a good chance your problem is related to the power supply.
Originally Posted by erikhaan
Depending on your skill level and if you are handy with a volt-meter you can determine whether power is being sent to your timer. If the timer is getting power, then the problem is likely with the timer, otherwise it could be a problem related to the wiring or components between the outlet and the timer board.With ranges and dryers , because of the heat these appliances generate , I find a lot of burnt or broken wire connections that can be simply repaired. That's not to say that's what is wrong with your range but it's a good place to start.
As for the oven "lock", your oven may be programmed so as to have the lock function enabled to prevent the unintended use of the oven. The normal default setting is usually disabled.
Personally, I would attempt to repair the appliance first before considering disposal. Electric ranges can be long lasting appliances with minimul ( for the most part ) repairs with most components reasonably priced. Albeit, with a range like yours --- self cleaning and Electronic Range Control ( ERC ) --- the cost and complexity to repair would be more than a manual clean range. I believe you could probably find a replacement ERC timer for around $130 o n l i n e , if yours is indeed faulty, which is cheaper than purchasing a new range.
Last edited by canuk; 03-25-2012 at 08:20 PM.
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