Feb 012011
 

Having several big box appliance dealers in my area there are a flood of Electrolux products in my service area, lucky me.

The missing segments are due to a failed control board. The manufacture has a kit to fix this issue. The kit consists of the a new control board and new wire harness.

Installing the kit takes time, accessing the control panel is done by removing the screws on the side of the panel, you need to slide the oven away from the wall to see the screws.

The harness that connects to the board will come apart if to much pressure is applied, for some reason this connection is tight, the top of the wire harness will lift off in the process, causing a major headache.

Replace the control board to solve the missing number segments. The control’s on these oven are sensitive, using a ground strap in the repair process is not a bad idea.

Disconnect power before attempting any appliance repair, basic electrical skills are a must.

Jan 232011
 

Often time people will think that their oven temperature has become inaccurate.  This could be true, but the first thing you want to do is test to see if this is the case.  Get a cheap oven thermostat from a local grocery store.  Place the thermostat inside the oven directly in the center of the cavity.  Turn the oven on to 350 degrees.  When the preheat light goes off or the oven is done preheating the thermostat will not read correctly.  The thermostat should always be lower than the 350 degrees you set the oven at because it weighted.  Think of it as a piece of meat, the meat doesn’t automatically heat up to 200 degrees, it takes a roast several hours just to get to 140 degrees.  The thermostat isn’t as big so it doesn’t take as long, but you should wait at least 30 minutes when testing the temperature to get an accurate reading.  If it still doesn’t check correctly then you need to calibrate your oven thermostat.  You could even have a faulty control board or a faulty thermostat and it will just need to be replaced.  Most ovens can only be calibrated +/- 35 degrees so if its off by more than that, you have a faulty component.