Testing Range Elements
TESTING THE PLUG-IN SURFACE ELEMENT
1. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale. 2. With the element removed, touch the meter leads to ends of the prongs.
The meter should indicate the following (approximate ±20%) resistance for the indicated element:
8 ” Element = 18 – 20 Ω
6 ” Element = 30 – 33 Ω
Oven Sensor Temperature Chart
Oven Temperature Sensor
TESTING AN OVEN TEMPERATURE SENSOR
1. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 10 scale.
2. Touch the meter leads to the plug pins (see the illustration).
The meter should indicate approximately 1100 Ω at 75 ˚F. For resistances at other temperatures, refer to the chart below.
NOTE: The readings are approximate.
Appliance Repair Wiring Diagram
A wiring diagram is a convenient way of showing which components are present in an appliance, and how those components are connected together electrically.
Just as a road map helps you to get where you’re going, a wiring diagram helps you follow current flow and identify problems.
It is important to realize that wiring diagrams, or “schematics,” identify electrical connections and current flow, but they do not represent actual locations, distances apart, or component placement (unless noted on the drawing). Nor are they drawn to scale.
They do tell you what components are used and how the electricity should flow.