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stove and oven: 1 problem or 2? troubleshooting test!
Model Number: ykerc607hs7 Brand: Kitchen Aid Age: More than 10 years
Kitchenaid freestanding range (oven and ceramic stove top)
Not sure if one big problem or two unrelated problems.
Left front (L.F.) burner (Dual ring) was in use (long boil).
Some sort of overheat/condensation-short or meltdown occured and tripped house
Tried the two right burners front and rear and they worked.
The two left burners did not work and no pilot lights.
Replaced L.F. burner control switch. noticed the pin at P1 [L1 large black
wire] appeared melted, inspected and dressed with electrical tape.
Also checked L.R. burner control and stripped and re-crimped a melted wire
(the smaller red wire at pin 5-L2)
PROBLEM: the front dual-ring element appears to function normally, but the
L.R. element still doesn't function, however it's pilot light is always on if
the stove is plugged into the wall.
-would/could it be the L.R. burner control needs replacement?
-I note that it appears the two pilot lights on that side are in series...a
note:The right two elements (R.F., and R.R.) continue to function normally.
the oven worked following this issue with the cook top.
then the second oven elemnet failed.(i guessed the first one failed months
earlier when the oven started to take longer to heat up)
I tested the elements and found:
- the hidden bake elemenent had failed
- the outer broil element had failed
- the inner ('econo broil'I) broil element did have conitnuity but didnt heat
[ note- there is also a circular convection element which has never worked in
this stove and we never use it.]
I replaced two oven elements (the hidden one and the main one exposed at the
roof of the oven which has two circuits)
I also tested two thermostat components:
1. "thrmstFix" part#PS346980. on the left side of the stove. vertical
connection leads, does have continuity. i beleive this is correct. (component
is labelled 341196).
2. "Thermostat(140)" part#PS982278. on the right side of the stove. flat
connection leads, no continuity. bought a replacement which showed NO
continuity when disconnected. i beleive this is correct. (i think this part
has been re-named "Bi-Metal thermal limiter" or thermal fuse or something like that by the
PROBLEM 2: I still do not get heat from the elements.
-The control panel takes my selections for type of baking etc and temperature
- I hear the correct number of relay clicks depending on the choice I make.
- there is 220V at the wall, plus three of the stovetop burners heat up quickly/normally.
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