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How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Stove Power Problem

By Dave Rongey - Summary:

What would cause my electric stove to stop working and how can I fix it? Troubleshooting an Electric Stove Power Problem, The Most Common Problems with an Electric Stove Circuit.

Electric Stove Power Problem

Electrical Question: What would cause my electric stove to stop working and how can I fix it?

My electric stove stopped working and is not showing power on the control panel, what could be wrong?

This electrical wiring question came from Chris, in Vernon, New Jersey.
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Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Chris.

Troubleshooting an Electric Stove Power Problem

Application: Circuit Power for an Electric Stove.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a Licensed Electrician.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and troubleshoot the 230 volt circuit and wiring.
Precaution: Identify the Electric Stove circuit at the electric panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Wiring repairs for a 230 volt electric stove and making the electrical connections should be done according to local and national electrical codes and using approved materials.

The Most Common Problems with an Electric Stove Circuit

IMPORTANT: Troubleshooting and repairing 230 volt circuit requires specialized knowledge and experience.

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4 Responses to “How to Troubleshoot and Repair an Electric Stove Power Problem”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Neil,
    As mentioned before, the electrical components of the stove should should first be inspected to determine the fault. Once the fault has been identified then repairs should be made. As with some stoves, a replacement control board may be required, and the information for the specific part can be copied from the existing part, or the information can be obtained from the manual of the specific stove unit you have. Accurately identifying the electrical fault and obtaining the proper replacement parts is essential for a successful repair.
    I hope this helps,

  2. Neil says:

    The exact make of stove oven is Defy 521. What is the control board that needs to be replaced.

    Thanks in advance

  3. Dave Rongey says:

    Hi Neil,
    First the oven circuit should be turned off and the circuit components should be inspected to make sure all conforms to NEC code standards. If the electrical circuit wiring is in order then the wiring of oven should be inspected, especially at the area of the temperature control. Depending on the exact make and model of the oven, there may be a problem with the temperature control, or in some cases, a the control board may need to be replaced.

    Because this has caused the main breaker to trip off there will most likely be signs of an electric arc or hot scorching at the location of the fault.

    IMPORTANT: The oven circuit should remain off until the problem has been identified and the necessary repairs have been made.

    Be Safe,

  4. Neil says:

    My oven tripped the main switch after a couple of minutes. I think it does it when the oven became hot.
    Please tell me what to do.