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Offline jwfish

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Amana Electric Range Broiler not working
« on: February 19, 2011, 11:01:01 AM »
Hi, new to forum. Amateur looking for help to get broiler at cottage working. Is anyone familiar with Amana Electric Range Model ARR620W (circa 1997).
Problem: On Bake, Oven baking element works on bake but broiler does not. Broiler element never heats. Food cooks on bottom, not on top.
Took out broiler element and it test OK for continuity.
What is my next check - wire to element continuity, switch continuity, is there an internal fuse?

I looked up switch selector part and have found there is no replacement?? Is this how they get you to buy a new stove?

Thanks in advance for help.

JW

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Re: Amana Electric Range Broiler not working
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 11:29:48 AM »
Unplug the stove.
Your thermostat must be bad on the broil setting. Set the control to BROIL. Find the common and BR terminals on it and check for continuity between the 2 legs with one wire disconnected to prevent a backfeed or false read on your ohms meter.
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Re: Amana Electric Range Broiler not working
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2011, 07:25:10 AM »
Went prepared to test everything. Rehooked up the broiler coil and for hahas decided to try it. Bingo. It worked. We'll see how long it lasts.

Now to repair front 10" electric baseboard heater

Thank you to those who offered advice.
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Re: Amana Electric Range Broiler not working
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2011, 10:32:35 AM »
Musta been a loose connection. Glad you could get er done!
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