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How to Repair a Defy 521 Electric Stove

My Defy 521 Stove control has stopped working, what should I check? The Most Common Problems with a Defy Electric Stove Control and How to Repair Them.

Defy 521 Stove Repair
Electrical Question: My Defy 521 Stove control has stopped working, what should I check?

Adam of Durban, South Africa asks How to Repair a Defy Stove.
This electrical wiring question came from: Adam located in Durban, South Africa.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical wiring question Adam.

Troubleshooting a Defy 521 Stove Control Problem

Application: Replacing the Control Switch for a Defy 521 Electric Stove.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced – Best performed by a qualified trained appliance technician or factory representative.
Consult the Manufacturer or Authorized Representative: Repairs and modifications may result in a voided warranty.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and connect the 240 volt control and wiring.
Precaution: Identify the Defy Stove circuit at the DB Distribution Box electric panel, turn it OFF and Tag it with a Note before working with the wiring.
Notice: Wiring a 220 volt electric stove and making the electrical connections should be done according to local and national electrical codes and using approved materials.

Defy Stove Control Switch Problems

Problems with a Defy Electric Stove Control and How to Repair Them
The following is an example of How to Troubleshoot and Repair a Defy Stove Problem.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the circuit power has been turned off before performing any inspections or servicing.

SUMMARY: When carefully diagnosed and repaired the Defy 521 stove will continue to provide reliable service for you and your family.

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Question of the Day

Wiring a Switch for an Air Compressor

Wayne asks:
I am wiring my 240volt air compressor using 10/3 to a lighted 30 amp switch to place by exit door to turn off when im away.
My question is: when I wire the switch I will have essentially two hots, do I place both the black and red on one screw and the black and red on the other?
Also its the lighted Leviton 3032-plr, a lot of the comments say I need to use the neutral to operate the light.
I dont know what to do with that.
Thanks for your help.

Dave's Reply:

Wayne, The Leviton 3032-plr switch that you have described is for 120volt applications and will not work on a 240volt circuit.
A typical 240 volt air compressor requires two hots and a ground wire.
A neutral wire is not required.
A 120volt lighted control switch could be wired as an add on control circuit, however this would require a separate 120volt control circuit, a 120volt lighted switch, and a 120volt control relay with 240volt contacts rated for 30amps.

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FAQs Frequently Asked Questions and Comments

2 Responses to “How to Repair a Defy 521 Electric Stove”
  1. Malcolm says:

    Earth Leakage Trips Defy Off

    When using the oven before the temp is reached, ie 180 degrees, the earth leakage trips.

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Tips for Troubleshooting a Defy Oven Problem

      Hi Malcolm,
      The internal electrical wiring should be inspected at the temperature control location and the heating plate. There may be a wire or component which has a loose or deteriorating connection that is causing the earth leakage.

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