Touch pad on range (by Pat [VA]) Jun 9, 2021 10:05 PM|
Touch pad on range (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 10, 2021 12:44 AM
Touch pad on range (by Richard [MI]) Jun 10, 2021 7:37 AM
Touch pad on range (by Pat [VA]) Jun 10, 2021 7:47 AM
Touch pad on range (by Lynn [MA]) Jun 10, 2021 8:02 AM
Touch pad on range (by Jason [VA]) Jun 10, 2021 8:08 AM
Touch pad on range (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 10, 2021 9:28 AM
Touch pad on range (by Pat [VA]) Jun 11, 2021 5:33 AM
Touch pad on range (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Jun 11, 2021 5:10 PM
Touch pad on range (by Smokowna [MD]) Jun 11, 2021 7:40 PM
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Touch pad on range (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2021 10:05 PM
The turnover we are working on has an electric range that the 4 burners are working on top of the range but the oven won't come on when you press the pad.
I watched a video on You tube showing how to use an eraser to clean the tips of a ribbon that plugs into the back of computer board. (on the side)
Could it be an element burned out in oven? I haven't checked it yet, DH just tried touch pad & he said oven is filthy. He hasn't wanted me to go in unit yet, trying to spare me as long as possible, but I'm going in tomorrow. They treated for roaches today.
What else can we try, in your experience, when oven won't come on from touch pad, but burners respond? Thanks --71.219.xx.xxx
Touch pad on range (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 12:44 AM
Is the display working as if not then it is not touch pad. Sometimes the touch pad may require replacement where with model and serial number can price out part. Found that appliance parts can be really expensive. Had a bought gas range where used self cleaning function then display went out completely where traced to open power transformer. There is cooling fan which was working as normal which caused the power transformer to over heat and fail. Found that was cheaper to buy another gas range then buy parts. Where took out the cooling fan assembly then lubricated as did not want a repeat what happened with first gas stove. Also lubricated and cleaned the original cooling fan assembly where noticed the speed to increase on both cooling fans. The power transformer for the digital display should have been place on the back of the stove as heat would not overheat transformer. This is a top of line gas stove where liked the performance but the cooling fan was planned obsolete part failure. Now keep a lot of parts on the original gas range where will not have to buy if a part fails. --99.236.xxx.xxx
Touch pad on range (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 7:37 AM
Throw it away.
Tell tenant to provide their own.
End of problem.
No more having tenant leave stove filthy.
No more having tenant break the stove.
No more having tenant steal the stove -- typical statement from tenant is "it broke so we got rid of it for you". They steal your nice new stove, tell you it broke but they found another one for you and put it in the place. (A $50 garage sale deal) and then either leave the filthy broken one or they try to get you to pay them $300 for it.
Same applies to any appliance, in my opinion.
Note: Class A tenants and rentals may not experience this.
Of course if your rental is in one of those places that require you to supply a stove/refrig then you're stuck. If so, then you get a cheap one from Habitat Restore or a thrift store for $50-75 and put that in there. When it breaks or they steal it your loss is less. Never pay for a repair other than maybe a burner again. Never clean someone else's filthy appliance again. Just charge them and replace it with a used one. --172.58.xxx.xx
Touch pad on range (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 7:47 AM
All good points indeed. Have considered letting tenants get their own. In this instance, however we are putting down some very nice new vinyl in kitchen & I want to minimize possibility of tenant dragging stove across floor & tearing it. Used stoves are not as expensive as fridges. We paid 100.00 for this 3 years ago, she said it was 4 years old.
I hate waste & just wondered if it is a simple fix or an expensive electrical problem. --71.219.xx.xxx
Touch pad on range (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 8:02 AM
In my state we are required to provide a range. --71.184.xxx.xx
Touch pad on range (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 8:08 AM
In my experience, itís usually the control board behind the touch pad thatís failed. Go to Sears parts direct dot com and enter the stoveís model number. From there, find the control boardís part number and use that number to shop around.
The part isnít difficult to replace.
Of course do check the oven elements before buying a new board to be safe. --172.56.x.xxx
Touch pad on range (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 9:28 AM
I agree with Jason, I've replaced several. Get the make and model and do a google search with that and "touch pad" they are usually around $50-80. It takes about 10 minutes to replace. --209.16.xx.xxx
Touch pad on range (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 5:33 AM
Follow up: I asked handyman to plug in range (they are painting), the oven feature did light up when poked this time. Top element felt a little warm, bottom appears to be burned out so I ordered one off ebay. It's bad the way people lie about stuff, I checked serial # against guide for age on GE & it is a 2005 instead of a 2014 like she told me 3 years ago.
If this fixes it, it'll still be worth it. --71.219.xx.xxx
Touch pad on range (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 5:10 PM
A element is easy to replace where sometimes it is wiring that is burnt out as well. Most appliance part stores stock upper and lower elements. Tenants feel that stove should not be repaired where they want a brand new stove. --99.236.xxx.xxx
Touch pad on range (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 7:40 PM
You can test the element next time. In this case you will test by swapping out the part.
I just take a meter and test the element for continuity.
( I test furnace hot surface igniters by plunging them into 120 volts.)
Often you will find the two wires leading to the element from the back of the oven.
If you decide it is the circuit board. Have a close look at it and see if you see any melted solder connections. It is called a Halo when a solder joint heats up and loses contact. However, the trick is figuring out why that happened.
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