Question about Frigidaire Gallery GLEFM397DS Electric Kitchen Range

1 Answer

Everything burns on bottom when I bake. The rack is all the way up. The upper element does not come on on bake. It does come on on broil.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 72 Answers

YOUR PROB GOING TO NEED TECH LOOK AT THIS ONE ITS NOT A EASY FIX MUST CHECK SEVERAL ISSUES SORRY

Posted on Nov 06, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What would cause the broiler element to override the baking element? My oven has lost its mind. It doesn't matter what setting I use, The broil element takes over and burns everything. Please help.


Not 100% sure but my guess. Most electric ovens usually bake with both elements on. The bake element(bottom) is usually on at full power with 240 volts to it. The broil element(top) is usually on at 1/2 power 120 volts to help even out the temperature. My guess is your bottom element is not coming on at all either because it is burned out or something in the control system. So what is happening is the oven is trying to heat to the set temp with only the top element keeping it on much longer than it normally should be on and burning everything. Now if you set the oven for bake and the top is on red hot, you have a control system problem something like a bad selector switch or main control board if the oven has a electronic control.

Apr 10, 2015 | Ovens

1 Answer

First start up


You're actually referring to the "broiler" elements. Most electric ovens have these at the top of the main oven space. (Some gas ovens are set up the same way, but many put the broiler elements in a bottom drawer.)

As their name implies, broiler elements are active only when you're broiling. They will not go on for baking.

Broiling is the process of cooking food by exposing it directly to a high heat source at close range. To broil a steak, for example, you would place the pan holding the steak on an oven rack raised to the top or next to top position in the oven (consult the manual) and set the oven to broil. The top elements will then turn on and cook the meat by direct radiation.

Most people, however, use ovens for baking far more often than for broiling. Baking is the process of cooking food (cakes, casseroles, roasts etc) by indirect heat. In other words you raise the oven to a certain temperature, put the food on a rack more in the middle of the oven, and let the surrounding heat cook it over time. When you bake the top broiler elements usually don't come on at all.

I hope this helps.

Apr 30, 2014 | KitchenAid Ovens

1 Answer

Oven only lights from the bottom


BUTTOM ELEMENT CALLED "BAKE" ELEMENT, UPPER CALLED "BROIL" ELEMENT ---> SO IF YOU USE "BAKE" BUTTOM COMES ON; IF YOU USE "BROIL" , UPPER COMES ON :)

Apr 18, 2014 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

My oven is burning my baked goods, but shows the right temp with a thermometer. Do I have to turn the dial to broil and then back to the desired temp? Even if the rack is in the middle, everything burns....


If it is convection bake you have to turn the temp down (25 degrees or so) that is listed in the recipe.

The broil setting is not used to bake because it operates differently from the bake setting. So, don't go to the broil setting at all.
The element for bake is under the floor of the oven. You have not indicated whether it is gas or electric, but both of these can have issues with the burner or element.

If you are baking on the correct setting and the oven is heating from the bottom, not the top, this can be caused by hot spots that are created by elements/burners.

to check, look under the floor of the oven. Turn the bake heat up to high and see if the flame is uneven. For an electric oven, the color of the element should be evenly red, no brown spots.

If you are using an oven thermometer, move the thermometer to the spot in the oven that seems to be burning things the most.

Nov 27, 2009 | Kenmore Ovens

1 Answer

Cant get pizzacrust done without almost burning the top.heating elements in the top of oven doesnt make since to me.


if using all 3 racks and pizza is on top rack could be the problem. also watch to see have often bake element comes on. if bake element isn't come on and the broil element is coming on could be a bad mother board

Nov 08, 2009 | KitchenAid KESS907SSS Electric Kitchen...

1 Answer

When baking bread in my Kenmore electric range (9435) the loaves on the bottom rack burn on the bottom and the ones on the higher rack take almost 2X as long to cook


In an electric range, the ideal place for baking is the middle shelf. there are temperature differences within the oven cavity. On the bottom shelf the heating elements actually "broil" the bottom of the pan. In the upper part of the oven, the temperature is lower, being blocked by the lower pans. A convection style oven is more ideal for bread baking.

Aug 23, 2009 | Kitchen Ranges

1 Answer

KitchenAid Oven Temp.- Bottomside of Pizza or Cake stays uncooked


I have a 2yo Kitchenaid oven, and my advice is first, don't use convection for cakes or pizza. Use the thermal oven. For pizza preheat to 500 degrees, then put the pizza on the lowest rack, and bake for 7-8 minutes.This way the bottom browns, and the top doesn't get broiled from the top element coming on during the bake cycle.

As for cakes, again place them on the low rack so that they get bottom heat. I keep my eye on the oven and when the broil element comes on I stick a piece of foil over the cake until it goes off. Otherwise it will set the top and the cake won't rise as much. Even doing that cakes don't rise as much as they did in my old oven, and they brown too much on top.

The convection oven does a good job of cookies, and the broil mode is okay.

I wish I hadn't bought this oven, but I didn't know about the upper (broil) element coming on during the bake cycle until I'd had it for awhile, and it was too late to return it.

If anyone's shopping for an oven, ask questions, and don't get one that maintains the oven temperature by activating the broil element when baking.

Jun 24, 2009 | KitchenAid Architect ® II KEBS208S...

1 Answer

Top element does not come on when I bake..is it supposed to?


no only the bottom the bake supposed to come on, the top one is for broiling when you set the knob or push for broiling.it will burn the top of everything you put in there.

Dec 06, 2008 | Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen...

3 Answers

Bottom Baking element not working


dmiller58
If all your connections are solid then your controller is defective. Did you get any faults before changing the element? Does the broil (one at the top of the oven) work?

Post a response

Regards

Sep 10, 2008 | Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Frigidaire Gallery GLEFM397DS Electric Kitchen Range Logo

Related Topics:

122 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Frigidaire Kitchen Ranges Experts

Ismael Rodriguez...

Level 2 Expert

184 Answers

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

3455 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85178 Answers

Are you a Frigidaire Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...