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Fixing Electric Baseboard Heater

OPERATION OF BASE BOARD HEATER A baseboard heater operates on the principle of convection, cool air is drawn through the bottom of the heater and warmed by the heating element followed by warm air exiting the top of the heater. The heater operates by current sent from the circuit breaker to the heater thermostat. From the [...]

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Electric Oven Troubleshooting

 Electric oven troubleshooting consists of checking the heating element, temperature sensor and infinite switch to determine which item is malfunctioning. Steps in Electric Oven Troubleshooting: 1. Test the element Remove the two screws holding the element in place. Using an ohm meter, attach one test probe to one of the element terminals and the other probe to [...]

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Electric Range Burner Not Working

ELECTRIC RANGE BURNER FAILS TO HEAT When an electric range burner is not working, perform the following steps. 1. Check the electric range burner First remove it from the receptacle and install a working burner. If this burner is not heating, it indicates that either the infinite switch or the burner receptacle is defective. If another [...]

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How To Repair An Electric Range

The three most common failures in an electric range are the infinite switch, the heating element, and the oven temperature sensor.  You can easily learn the basics in how to repair an electric range by following the procedures listed below. Before doing any work on the range, first unplug the range or turn off the circuit [...]

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Replacing An Electrical Outlet

Steps in replacing an electrical outlet are easily performed if the procedures below are followed. 1. Turn off power Turn off the power to the electrical outlet at the circuit breaker or fuse box. 2. Remove cover plate Take out the screw holding the cover plate using a flat-head screwdriver and remove the plate. 3. [...]

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