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Oven elements will not operate, when we went from bake to broil the elements of both quit. our model is a frigidaire electrolux model BFEF374CS3. I cannot locate any fuses for the elements, there are just 2 for the 15 amp electrical outlets on the range panel. there appears to be none ajacent to the wiring in the back. The operating controls are electronic and those appear to be working.

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  • fitzpatr Sep 04, 2011

    The thermostat reads at 1082 ohms which is within your described parameters.
    Both elements have continuity.
    The wire from the element to the connection at the back of the stove shows some heat marks and is covered by a brown sticky substance which is also on the insulation which surrounds the port that the thermostat goes through I attributed it to heat and product leakage during use.

    Without taking the entire back off I still cannot locate any visible fuses for the elements. Any Ideas would be helpful. The wiring, including that from the thermostat is bundled and goes through a port at the back of the upper panel, there are no line fuses that I can identify.


  • fitzpatr Sep 04, 2011

    further to what I stated, the oven was working properly, and heated our Onion soup, the oven failed when we switched from bake to broil to brown the cheeze and now neither element will work.

  • fitzpatr Sep 04, 2011

    The sensor tests out at 1082 ohms, do you think it still may be the problem? I thought the Broil setting didn't link to the sensor as there are only two settings that the panel allows when you push the button the screen allows you to select Hi or Lo. It's when we switched from bake to Broil that it quit working, can the thermostat sensor fail that quickly?

  • fitzpatr Sep 04, 2011

    6 years

  • fitzpatr Sep 05, 2011

    Can you explain why the ohm meter gives me a reading that is within your paramaters? And then still does not work?

  • fitzpatr Sep 05, 2011

    I will find out by replacing the sensor, my only problem is I cannot find a match for my model #, so I don't know which sensor to order. If you have any suggestions please let me know.

    Denis

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Hi

This means a loose/broken wire on the oven temp sensor or the oven temp. sensor itself is bad and should be replaced. To solve this issue test the oven temp. sensor, it should read between 1080-1120 ohms, if the rating is more then that and the door appears to be closing fine then it is the control board that is bad and should be replaced. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.
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    Daniel Scott Sep 04, 2011

    If the control board(clock assembly) is fine and the door is also closing properly then it is nothing else apart from the oven temp sensor that is bad and should be replaced.

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    Daniel Scott Sep 04, 2011

    Yes and yes, how old is it?

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    Daniel Scott Sep 04, 2011

    I believe the sensor is bad and the control board is fine

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    Daniel Scott Sep 05, 2011

    Either the temp sensor is bad or the control board(clock assembly), clock assembly is working fine so I believe it is the temp sensor even if it is reading 1082 ohms I still believe it is bad. If you want to confirm you can take it apart to check the clock assembly.

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    Alyra Shelsea Mar 03, 2018

    Hi, just wondering if this solved the problem?

    I have an old BFEF374CS3 that had the elements stop working immediately after performing a self-clean. Thermal fuse?

    Anyone know where the thermal fuse may be? As was stated by the original question, the fuses aren't that easy to locate....

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There could be 2 reasons.
1. The heating elements are gone. Please dismantle one element at a time. and check the resistance of each one by a multi-meter. The meter should read few ohms (
2. The relays are gone. Then you have to replace them.


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