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Double oven started tripping electric box.

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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Hi. Apart from the heating element going faulty does anyone know of anything else that could cause the problem?

It is a Siemens and cost a lot so want to try the element change really. Also do the top and bottom ovens have different elements or share one as it seems?

Many thanks in advance.
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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#1
If ita a double oven, ie, two doors then there will two elements. Also, some ovens hav two in a single oven, top and bottom. Be careful and look carefully along the elements to see if there is a part that's blown, is split.

Use a torch to look along the element.

Good luck
#2
Fan assisted? could be fan motor
banned#3
Could be a number of things, you obviously not competent in diagnosing the fault, so do yourself a favor and call an expert, better safe than dead or injured!
#4
damo1972
Could be a number of things, you obviously not competent in diagnosing the fault, so do yourself a favor and call an expert, better safe than dead or injured!

Agreed - 30amps (and upwards) is too risky for a novice - it's not the volts (240) that kills but the power (amps)
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philphil61
damo1972
Could be a number of things, you obviously not competent in diagnosing the fault, so do yourself a favor and call an expert, better safe than dead or injured!

Agreed - 30amps (and upwards) is too risky for a novice - it's not the volts (240) that kills but the power (amps)
less than 1amp is enough to kill you
#6
Frying tonight if you get it wrong

If you are fault finding you need to identify which part is wrong
Does it trip when you turn power on
Is it a mcb breaker or the earth leakage breaker
mcb is a short circuit elcb is a leakage to earth or the metal case
Does it trip with with top oven on or bottom oven on
If it does check the element for blows or splits on the oven effected
If you think its an element in a specific oven you will need to disconnect the elements and test each one to determine which one is faulty and then replace it

Good luck and be very careful

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#7
Thanks for the replies ... and yes there is a limit to what I would attempt to do and I am really just trying to narrow things down. Do I call someone out as I do not know how much that may cost or just buy another replacement as it is about 14 years old (although has been brilliant and doesn't look it). It's an expense I could do without right now.

The oven has 2 doors and trips immediately whether I put the upper or lower oven on. It is a fan oven. Prior to today it tripped occasionally but was gradually getting worse.

Anybody any clues how much it would be to call someone out? Thanks again.
#8
cheaper in the long run buying another
#9
What rating is the mcb?
#10
philphil61
damo1972
Could be a number of things, you obviously not competent in diagnosing the fault, so do yourself a favor and call an expert, better safe than dead or injured!

Agreed - 30amps (and upwards) is too risky for a novice - it's not the volts (240) that kills but the power (amps)

Lol i'm afraid your theory is complete nonsense, the voltage you receive will be 230v the same at 1amp or 100amp.
#11
firswood
Thanks for the replies ... and yes there is a limit to what I would attempt to do and I am really just trying to narrow things down. Do I call someone out as I do not know how much that may cost or just buy another replacement as it is about 14 years old (although has been brilliant and doesn't look it). It's an expense I could do without right now.

The oven has 2 doors and trips immediately whether I put the upper or lower oven on. It is a fan oven. Prior to today it tripped occasionally but was gradually getting worse.

Anybody any clues how much it would be to call someone out? Thanks again.

By tripping do you mean it's taking out the mcb or the main rcd?

The mcb is for overload protection/ the rcd is an earth leakage protection device.
#12
"Lol i'm afraid your theory is complete nonsense, the voltage you receive will be 230v the same at 1amp or 100amp"

i think what he is trying to say is you can receive a shock of say 2500v and not get hurt if its at 50mA. But at 30A its goodnight Vienna.

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