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.

Jan 142011

Cleaning your built in oven whether single or double could possible cause a no heat condition. Most ovens have a built in fuse that in case the range gets to hot it trips stopping voltage from making it to the elements. Replacing your ovens safety thermostat is a simple process with the correct tools.

Ovens that are built in will need to be removed to test and replace the fuse. An oven dolly will help aid in the oven removal. With the oven on the dolly you will be able to maneuver the 600 pound beast. Having used an oven dolly only as of recent I can appreciate a tool of it magnitude.

The oven safety fuse is on the back of the unit behind the access panel, with power disconnected remove the back panel to access the fuse, when inside you will see the oven fuse on the top part of the cavity. It is held in with two philips screws, two wires connect to the male terminal ends.

Testing the fuse is simple with a multimeter or volt meter it’s the same thing, the oven fuse to keep it simple should have continuity, if the fuse is open replace it. Only use factory approved oven repair parts. Reputable appliance parts houses locally may stock the oven fuse. In higher elevations this problem is more common, often times ovens will trip the fuse during nearly every oven clean cycle.

Manufactures have had several different fixes for high altitude used oven, one was to try and control the speed of the fan with the control board, air is thinner at high altitudes thus creating less drag on the fan motor not enough air is moved to properly cool the unit. The only real option to really help aid in the air movement is to cut a small hole in the top of the cabinet, laying mesh screen down to prevent things from falling down. This will help the oven vent some of the hot air that is built up around it, personally I have cut several of these out for customers who had the once a year oven thermostat service call. Some of the higher end companies like Dacor and Thermador, even Elextrosucks have a resettable type oven safety fuse, hum there must be an issue.. In the case of the resettable oven fuse, once you access it there will be a small button on the top depress until reset and test.