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    Default My Defy Oven just stopped working

    My Defy under counter oven has just packed up ( 600 s )

    I have taken it to pieces and cant seem to find any fuses??? do these new ovens still use fuses???

    Could it be the element or thermostat. How do i test these?

    I always thought i was not technicaly challenged......but i'[m starting to feel a little stupid...

    Do any of you guys know anything about these under counter type ovens??

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspa View Post
    My Defy under counter oven has just packed up ( 600 s )

    I have taken it to pieces and cant seem to find any fuses??? do these new ovens still use fuses???

    Could it be the element or thermostat. How do i test these?

    I always thought i was not technicaly challenged......but i'[m starting to feel a little stupid...

    Do any of you guys know anything about these under counter type ovens??
    It's built in, you should be able to pull it out slightly. The fuses are on top or the oven itself.
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    1 - Check the Distribution box .. the stove is supposed ot have it's own circuit breaker.
    2 - Does the oven light go on, (or is it borked like mine, ) cos if it does, you can skip point 1 above.

    Usually one of the elements dies.
    Either the top one or the bottom one.
    Not usually both though.

    If you put it on grill does it still grill?
    If you put it on bake, does the bottom one get warm?

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    i have pulled it out, ontop of the oven are the dials....but no fuses???

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspa View Post
    i have pulled it out, ontop of the oven are the dials....but no fuses???
    ...mmmm....

    Let me phone my yougest brother quick, he's an electritian
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    Quote Originally Posted by stoke View Post
    1 - Check the Distribution box .. the stove is supposed ot have it's own circuit breaker.
    2 - Does the oven light go on, (or is it borked like mine, ) cos if it does, you can skip point 1 above.

    Usually one of the elements dies.
    Either the top one or the bottom one.
    Not usually both though.

    If you put it on grill does it still grill?
    If you put it on bake, does the bottom one get warm?
    Its a thermofan oven so there is no bottom element. So i cant test them. If i switch it on its dead, not even the fan turns???

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    How do i test the element???

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    If the fuses are not on top, that model doesn't have fuses. The oven will be connected to the plates and the plates connected to the isolator... or something like that he says.

    Pull the oven out completely. Follow the wires to see if they go to the plates. If it does check the fuses on the plates. If that is fine, check the wires connected to the plates one of them might have burnt off. He's saying he suspecting the earth wire is off at the connection between the plates and the oven.

    Or something like that
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    You have to use a voltmeter/ammeter or something similar.

    But .. if the fan does not run then you can safely eliminate a blown element as the problem.

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    thanks guys.....let me go see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoke View Post
    You have to use a voltmeter/ammeter or something similar.

    But .. if the fan does not run then you can safely eliminate a blown element as the problem.
    And the thermostat?? if the goes will fan still work

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    The knob will have 2 switches in it, one that powers the fan and lights when the knob is not in the off position, and one that is the reostat.

    Hey .. there's always an independent switch (apart from the circuit board's switch) near the oven that can be turned off to turn the oven off.
    HAVE YOU FOUND IT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caspa View Post
    i have pulled it out, ontop of the oven are the dials....but no fuses???
    Why does it sound like Pitbull and yourself are talking about different "on top"s?
    There should be no dials on top of an undercounter oven - it is after all always under the counter, and built in. Normally behind the door are a few fixing screws, get those out, then slide the oven out of the cupboard its built into. Then look at the top.

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    i only have one switch on the wall which isolates the stove and oven.....it's the same setup as pitbull described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carudden View Post
    Why does it sound like Pitbull and yourself are talking about different "on top"s?
    There should be no dials on top of an undercounter oven - it is after all always under the counter, and built in. Normally behind the door are a few fixing screws, get those out, then slide the oven out of the cupboard its built into. Then look at the top.
    Is it a built in eye high oven ?
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