Electric Stove Hot Plates Not Heating
|By Dave Rongey - Summary:
Why are my Defy Stove hot plates not heating up all the way? How to Repair or Replace DEFY Hot Plates.
DEFY Hob Stove Hot Plate Problem
My stove hot plates are not heating up all the way.
- My defy electric 4plate stove has only 2small plates functioning despite having turned all switches on. What can be the problem?
- You need to turn all four switches in order for the two plates to on.
- I replaced all four of the stoves hot plates.
- Now the plates only get warm, not HOT.
- I have a DEFY Slimline 600 S.
Could you please help!
This electrical wiring question came from Patrick, a Homeowner from Cape Town, South Africa.
Electrical Question #2: I have a defy 835 glass top stove, some time back one plate stopped working then they all followed suit as time went by.
I had an electrician look at it and when he bridged the plate it came back on which tells me there must be something electrically wrong with switches.
This electrical repair question came from: Sean, in the United Kingdom.
Thanks for your electrical questions Patrick and Sean.
How to Troubleshoot a DEFY Hot Plate Problem
Application: 220 Volt Hot Plate Wiring.
Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate – Best performed by a Certified Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and a Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and the available access to the DEFY hot plate wiring.
Precaution: Identify the DEFY circuit, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the hot plate wiring.
Note: Replacement hot plates or burners must be for the same make, model, voltage and watt rating.
Electric Circuit Power for Defy Hob Stove Plates
- When the Defy hot plates do not heat this indicates that one pole of the power is not functioning at the unit.
- During normal operation the appliance must be connected to the mains through a double pole isolating switch which has a minimum clearance between the contacts of 3 mm. in both poles.
- Make certain that both poles of the isolating switch are in the ON position.
- If your stove has a disconnect switch make sure that both poles of the switch are functioning properly and the defy is getting full power.
- If the circuit power has been tested and is found to be normal, then the control switch and the hot plates will need to be tested and replaced if found to be faulty.
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