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Jan 142011

Disconnect power before servicing any appliance:
– Basic electrical and mechanical skills are a must if using this information

Using this trick alone will save at least $80 dollars on a service call. Most times an oven fuse trips, due to an overheat condition. Once the condition is resolved only then reset the oven fuse.

To reset the oven fuse you will need to remove the control panel followed by the vent grill, No special tools are required to access and reset a Dacor oven fuse.

Removing the control panel the screws are on the bottom side, the top part is clipped into position, putting a little bit of pressure on the top part will release the control panel.

Once the panel is off the frame you will need to disconnect the ribbon cables. To do so gently pull the connector’s from the control boards, when removing the control panel be very careful the ribbon cable is short and very fragile.

Remove the air grill there are several screws that affix it to the unit. When the grill is off the frame you will be able to see back and behind the door latch mechanism, the fuse may be located under a thin metal shield, if not you will see the round fuse,  normally two black wires connecting to the ends of the fuse, the button on the top of the oven fuse is usually red.

Applying pressure to the top of the red button will reset the fuse, putting the unit back into cooking mode again.

Ensure the ribbons and oven control are affixed properly and test the wall oven for proper function. In appliance repair call centers this service call could be stopped if the caller wanted to fix themselves. Most often the receptionist will provide no information on the problem only when a service man can come. When the service man arrives and resets this in under two minutes, then proceeds to say you owe him over $100 you will not be happy, I’ve personally been in this situation even when the price was gave up front.

I have been dispatched to literally at least one hundred if not more complaints where a Dacor oven will not heat after self clean. The information here are the steps I use to fix the issue, these steps should only be performed with proper knowledge of both the oven and basic electrical skills.

  10 Responses to “Dacor oven not heating”

  1. Thanks so much. Just saved my dinner. Would love a picture of the fuse attached to the article. Had to hunt around for it.

    • Sweet! Glad we could help. Next time I’m doing this job I’ll take a couple and upload them.

      Thanks again for taking the time to comment:)

  2. Yes, thanks! This happened when I used the self clean mode the first time. It was under warranty at that time and the service tech came and reset it. I knew it was in there someplace and with your guidance i found it, thanks.
    I pic would be helpful.

    • Hi, thank you for taking the time to comment.

      Yes, this is a very common issue on Dacor ovens. Especially if you’re at any kind of altitude. The fan spins to fast and doesn’t push enough air and the unit gets to hot.

      Glad the post helped you get back up and running. I’ll try to grab a couple pictures when I see this issue again.


  3. Hi, I have a Dacor, model # RSG30. Our oven heating bottom element went out, fused itself and started melting! I ordered a new element, installed it and now the oven won’t heat. I tried to reset the “little red button, but the temperature up and down button won’t do anything and the oven will not even try to come on. Is this a control panel problem? Any ideas?


  4. Have a Dacor oven wall unit – model MCS-130R; oven will not heat – when bake is pushed, heat indicator shows 135 degrees but that’s it -will not heat ?????????

  5. I have a Dacor convection oven as well. I pushed the red reset botton and it did not click? did not heat up oven. could that switch be bad? any other thoughts? does not heat when on back or convection,

    • Hi, the thermostat could potentially be bad. Not common but it could happen.


      • thank you for your input,
        After further review we noticed a burned relay switch on the main board. Just wonder if we can replace the just the relay for must we do the $230 board. Not sure if the relay just pulls up? any thoughts, most appreciated.

  6. I have a Dacor double oven. My problem is a bit different. When set to bake say at 375, the oven heats up fine, but when I go to increase the temperature to bake a different dish nothing happens. In fact the oven cools down a bit like 20-30 degrees then holds there no matter what I do including canceling the current bake and starting over. Once the oven seems to completely cool, like the next day, I can set the oven to bake at whatever temperature, say 475, the oven heats fine, but if I then want to increase the temperature, the oven again goes into some type of hold mode at a lower temperature like 440. Very frustrating. Real life example: Friday night is often frozen pizza night. I cook my Digorno at 375, my wife then tries to increase the temperature to 450 to cook her gluten free pizza – won’t happen. The oven temp goes into a hold mode at 350. This did seem to start after a cleaning, but not certain. Any advice?

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