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Old 06-01-16, 07:35 AM
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oven wont turn off

i have a thermometer hanging from my wall oven rack. yesterday after cooking i closed the door and after a while noticed the thing didnt go below 150. today i noticed the same and here it was still on. yet the knob clicked off. i tried the knob a few times and let it rest. didnt work. so i killed the breaker

any idea if this is something that can be fixed in a 60 year old oven. there's no standard oven that can fit in here because the countertop corner is 23.5 and you need 24 minimum and i dont want to shave down the cabinet or formica
 
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Old 06-01-16, 08:20 AM
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Sounds like one of the oven elements has an internal "ground" and also that the control switch is only opening one of the two supply wires to the element. You can determine if it is the bake or broil element by CAREFULLY feeling near the element after the oven has been off for a period of time.

The next problem would be if a replacement element is even obtainable.

There IS a work-around but it is clunky and expensive. Perhaps if it is the broil element that is bad you could simply remove it if you do not use the broil function. If it is the bake element then you are pretty much out of luck if you cannot get a replacement element. There is also a degree of safety compromised with a grounded element.
 
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Old 06-01-16, 09:51 AM
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i've gotten the bottom element before within the past 15 years. matched up to a local appliance place. they arent there anymore though. ill try that test you said later, thanks. if is the bottom element id be thrilled ..relatively
 
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Old 06-05-16, 04:56 PM
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i pulled out the top element which i believe was still on...however it appears to be soldered onto the wire

the real problem i'm looking at is that when i pulled the thing out of the rear, there appears to be some kind of insulation there. i worry even if i clip the electrodes 2 things. how do i cap them off and how do i prevent the insulation from catching fire cause the heat?
 
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We need some pictures, the more the better.
 
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Old 06-05-16, 08:22 PM
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Pictures would be helpful. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

You may find the wires tack welded onto the element ends. In that case you would cut the wires off the element and cap them off with ceramic wire nuts.

There is some insulation in the back to reduce oven heat on the appliance cabinet. It won't catch fire. Since you will no longer have a broil element you will have two holes in the chassis. I would use some washer, nuts and bolts to blank/fill the holes.
 
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