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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.

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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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3 Responses to “How to Repair a Defy 521 Electric Stove”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    My defy 521 stove is not working. There is a wiring problem to the plates I want to know red yellow blue and white wires and were it goes,and it has been coded 1243 on the plate how can I go for that.

    This electrical wiring question came from Dean.

  2. 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.

  3. Malcolm says:

    Earth Leakage Trips Defy Off

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