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Offline Old Salt

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Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« on: June 21, 2016, 01:20:25 PM »
 I have a Tappan oven, don't know the model #, that the bake element stopped working.
 I took off the back panel to test and found the following results;
 Readings without power;
 Unhooked bake element reads 20 ohms lead to lead,
 thermostat reads 1.75k ohms, lead to lead
 wires to bake element to control panel have continuity.
 wires from thermostat to control panel have continuity.

 Reading under power;
 Ground to each side of bake element connected 120 VAC
 when bake cycle is on.
 Relay in control panel can be heard turning on.

 Everything electrically seem to be working.
 BUT the baking element will not heat up.

 Any suggestions??????


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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2016, 11:07:35 PM »
Better find a model number for much help here. Try the broil..does it work? Electronic control or knobs? Could be themostat or thermal fuse...do you have 220 to unit? Wall oven or range? Top burners working? Need more info.

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2016, 12:24:24 PM »
Update Model Number: TEF326FSA.
To answer your questions, I did mention in my first description that all electrical seemed to be working except the bake element does not work. Guess I need to expand my explanation. All range top elements work fine, power present. Broiler element works fine. Electronic control panel working. can hear the control relay cycling to cycle the heating cycle. When control relay cycles on 120VAC can be read at each end of the bake element, when relay is off no voltage is present.

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2016, 12:38:00 PM »

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2016, 12:56:06 PM »
None of the links on the page you suggested go anywhere. Each link shows "cannot find page"

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2016, 01:04:15 PM »
Works for me here is your tech.sheet in the attachment below.
Here in google drive is that tech.sheet if you are still having problem.  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-i5KqMA2RZwaWRtNHV3NE0yQms/view?usp=sharing
« Last Edit: June 24, 2016, 01:14:11 PM by dab147315 »

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2016, 04:49:18 PM »
Update Model Number: TEF326FSA.
To answer your questions, I did mention in my first description that all electrical seemed to be working except the bake element does not work. Guess I need to expand my explanation. All range top elements work fine, power present. Broiler element works fine. Electronic control panel working. can hear the control relay cycling to cycle the heating cycle. When control relay cycles on 120VAC can be read at each end of the bake element, when relay is off no voltage is present.
And therein is likely the problem. You need to measure across the element for 240 Volts. Since the element is only 20 Ohms if only one end gets power both ends will read 120 Volts.

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:10:46 AM »
What you're describing sounds like the DLB relay is out, in which case your broil element would not work either. Check the relays on the control board for voltage drops. Check L1 to BK and L2 in and out. Whatever reads 240vac is the bad relay. Check the back of the board for a blown solder joint.

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Re: Tappen electric oven bake element not working, element OK
« Reply #8 on: Today at 11:33:41 AM »
Originally I had thought I had checked the broil element and found it working. But now I re-checked the broil element and it is not working. I will check the voltage readings later today. If the relay proves bad does the control board have to be replaced, or can just the relay be replaced?

 

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