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Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« on: December 05, 2011, 03:07:02 PM »
Frigidaire PLEB27S8CCB...Elements not heating. I have checked across thermal switch w/multimeter set on 200, reads 00.8 with button out and 1. with button depressed. Button will not stay depressed. (with or without power) I cannot locate fuses and I have gone over every wire on this thing. I even pulled the power cord and checked for continuity on it. I still suspect the thermal switch but hesitate to spend $80+ on it until I am sure. Does the fact that the reset button will not stay depressed indicate that the thermal switch is bad? Where are the fuses located?

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2011, 03:34:13 PM »
Yeah if it won't reset the bi metal inside is gone, part # 318004900
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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011, 05:41:43 PM »
... I have checked across thermal switch w/multimeter set on 200, reads 00.8 
that reading is OK
Are your House Cuircuit Breakers OK ... try re-setting them
Have you tested for 240v at the Wall Outlet and at the Oven ?
Does the Convection Fan work ?
Have you used Self-Clean lately ?  :tsk:
 
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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011, 07:21:53 PM »
Yes sir. I tried the breakers first thing. I have also tested the wall outlet and then the terminal block on the oven. I have run the self clean cycle and bypassed the thermal switch. Still no heat to the elements. I have checked and rechecked the elements and the wiring. I am beginning to suspect some component of the control panel but don't know what to try next. Any ideas? Help!

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011, 08:03:29 PM »
When the Oven is OFF, measure for 120v AC from either end of either Elememnt to chassis (ground)
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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011, 09:47:40 PM »
Ok. What should it read? I am assuming that I am checking for continuity to be sure that the elements are not the problem. I don't think they are but I will check anyway. What would be the next most logical step since it sometimes takes hours between posts? I'm an old fart and have a lot of patience but my wife...not so much. It aint so much that I'm just cheap as much as it is that I have beeen forced to live on a fixed income since I was disabled by an on the job injury. Gotta fix what I can myself. I usually figure it out on my own but need help from time to time. Oh yeah...the convection fan works. The elements do not. :D

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 09:56:28 PM »
I get what you're saying. I'll try it in the morning.

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2011, 10:25:57 PM »
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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2011, 11:11:10 PM »
Ok. What should it read?

... 120v AC from either end of either Elememnt to chassis (ground)
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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2011, 07:12:05 PM »
Thanks for the info and the video. I Tested the controls and both BA an BR were reading 246 indicating that the conrols are bad.
So I guess I'll need to order a new clock/timer/control panel, part # 318010700
Ouch! Is that what you would suggest at this point?

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2011, 07:42:53 PM »
How are your soldering skills?  It's highly unlikely that both relays on the board failed at the same time, so I think you have cracked L1 solder joint.  Resolder it and see what happens.

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2011, 09:51:03 PM »
... both BA an BR were reading 246 indicating that the conrols are bad.
where are you measuring from ? ?
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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 10:28:43 AM »
Did you find the problem?

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2011, 04:20:27 PM »
Yes. Found the problem, ordered the part and got it fixed Friday morning. Thanks for asking.

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Re: Frigidaire oven not heating...either element
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 07:03:26 PM »
Yes. Found the problem, ordered the part and got it fixed Friday morning. Thanks for asking.

Could you tell me what part you ordered to fix it?

 

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