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Author Topic: Ilve oven electrical issues  (Read 2045 times)

Offline 2024301

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Ilve oven electrical issues
« on: June 21, 2015, 02:32:53 AM »

My Ilve electric oven has been tripping its circuit breaker. It is on its own independent circuit and when the breaker is reset the power remains on for a couple of minutes, before retripping. This occurs even when the oven is switched off.

I've removed the back cover and noticed a couple of issues. A single active wire travels from the power input to a thermal switch and then I think to the control nob. The plastic connector on the input of the thermal switch is cracked and the connector appears burnt (picture: ). It doesn't appear to be touching the oven frame.

The wiring to the top element is also charred, with the insulation burnt away and copper exposed (picture: )

I disconnected the active wire going to the thermal switch and the circuit no longer trips, but when I switch the oven on via the control knob I can see electrical smoke coming from around the element wires.

Any advice about what might be going on would be much appreciated :) I guess there are two separate issues. The oven is about ten years old.

Offline Mickau

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Re: Ilve oven electrical issues
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2016, 08:09:08 AM »
You obviously have a short, the images shown look ok. Possibly look for wires touching the metal frame?