Range / Stove Not Working At All
Below are a list of parts that can go wrong with your Range and
cause it to not work at all. The problem we are talking about
here is when you have no lights or anything that work on your stove.
This includes the oven not working either.
Usually this problem is associated with a blown breaker in the
fuse panel box in your house. This is the first place to check
when you're diagnosing this problem. Even if the breaker
doesn't look kicked, you still need to reset it. Then check
your stove for power. If you still have fuses in your panel,
you will need to check the fuses to see if they are blown or not.
The next thing you would want to check is the cord that is
connected to your Range. Check the end that plugs into the
outlet and also check the end that is connected to the stove at the
terminal block. Make sure the prong end does not have any
discoloration or heat damage. Check the other end, looking for
burnt wires. Loose connections will cause power cord failure.
Now you would want to check the outlet that the stove plugs into.
See if you have the proper voltage at the termals in the box.
You may need to remove the cover of the outlet box to check for
burnt or damaged wires. If there are any signs of heat damage
you would want to replace the outlet box. If the stove is hard
wired in, you are not going to have a box to check.
The terminal block is the part of the stove where the cord or
house power wire connects to the stove. If a cord was loosely
connected, this will cause damage to the wires that go to the
terminal block. If these wires are damaged you will need to
repair the damaged wires for the stove to get the proper voltage.