Replace burnt oven element, now oven always ON

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Old 07-03-08, 09:36 AM
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Replace burnt oven element, now oven always ON

Hi,
I have an old Frigidaire wall-mounted oven & a couple of days ago, the bottom element had a bright white hot spot & wasn't heating anymore. I got a universal replacement at the hardware store, that looked almost* the same

Now, as soon as I flip the oven breaker back on, the oven starts heating, even though its set on off (!!!), so I quickly turned the breaker back to off

I have googled this, but can't seem to find anything similar
Tks in advance

*the prong at the back of new unit were straight, instead of angled 90 degrees up, & the new unit shows a middle recessed connector
 
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Old 07-03-08, 12:58 PM
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Your old element could have shorted your oven control, and welded the contacts together, and now it is on all the time full power. If that is the case, it is time for a new oven, or new control. Good luck

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Old 07-04-08, 05:27 AM
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Thanks,
had a local second opinion that pretty much confirms yours.
New built-in oven on its way already !
Thanks again
 
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Old 07-04-08, 03:37 PM
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In your case, that sounds what likely happened.

But incase something like this ever happens for no reason, suspect a plunger in the oven control switch is out of adjustment, and a simple turn of the tiny set screw on the switch can make the plunger pop back out (you will hear it click) when the oven is off, and make the oven be off, instead of on - for free. I just did one of these. And this also got it calibrated for heat temp, right on, the first attempt. (luck).
 
 

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