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    Default Oven comed on by itself

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    Complaint is lady gets up during the night and the oven light is on and the oven is warm.
    I think she says it is like the oven switch may not be turning off completely.
    If it was not turning off, wouldn't the light stay on?
    My first thought was maybe a shorted element. Short would cause it to get hot, not warm, right?
    If it is the switch, can it be cleaned?
    Might know more about it tomorrow when I check it out.
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    I think this is going to be as simple as a bad oven switch. I think it has one light for surface and one for the oven.
    I can see the oven reaching a certain temp and the light goes off. Lady turns the switch off. Oven cools down, but switch is not off. May still be on simmer and the oven light comes back on.

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    Sounds like the oven control has lost it's value and is coming on...on it's own when it shouldn't be.

    Oven comed on by itself-temperature-control-thermostat-wb21x5287-00558966-jpg Oven thermostat assembly

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    I lean that way too even though I could not detect any voltage at either element when the switch was in the off position.
    Must be intermitten.
    Thinking it might be the broil element. There are some serious heat marks where the sensor comes out of the oven and at the ends of the broil element.
    Can the little black switch on the back of the main switch that seems to turn the broil element on be repaired or replaced by itself in case it is at fault?
    Have no wiring diagram and have quite figured out how to ohm the control switch out yet.

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    When they changed the cord form a 3 prong to a 4 prong, they left the ground strap on the frame with the green wire.
    Could this have caused the switch to short out? That or they first reversed the grern and the white wires.

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    Can the little black switch on the back of the main switch that seems to turn the broil element on be repaired or replaced by itself in case it is at fault?
    You can't buy parts for the parts......doesn't mean you can't find something laying around and take it apart yourself......generally speaking the control only comes as a one piece part.

    Could this have caused the switch to short out? That or they first reversed the green and the white wires.
    Nope, won't hurt the switch.

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    Removed the the switch to check it out. The button on the main switch was not being released. The temp control lever appeared to be sticking on the sides of the switch itself. This stove had been in storage for a couple of years. I loosened the 2 screws holding the on/off to the temp control a little. Seems to work fine now. Checked oven with thermometer. Checked good.
    I do think I will put a dab of white lithium grease on the temp control lever and housing.

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    Update:
    I didn't feel comfortable just loosening the screws. Looked like someone had been in the oven selector switch before. One of the washers on the two screws that held the main power connection was missing.
    I recalibrated the the switch. I also checked the oven temps at different settings. The temps appear to be very close to what the switch is set on. I then turned the switch off and wait a while to see if it stayed warm.
    So far so good, if I don't have to recalibrate at room temp. My shop is not exactly room temp right now.

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    So far so good
    Great

    if I don't have to recalibrate at room temp. My shop is not exactly room temp right now.
    I know what you mean.....cold Winter here, ours is about 50ºF in the morning when we get in.

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