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Old 09-13-2006, 10:03 PM
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Anybody ever have a stove short out?

I just put a pot of water on my stove and maybe two minutes later I heard a the sound of electricity arcing and turned around to see the heating element on the stove arcing and shooting bright white and blue sparks from under the pot. It scared the daylights out of me! I killed the breaker and waited for the element to cool down. After it cooled I disconnected it and turned the breaker back on and found out that the circuit for that element is shorted and won't shut off. Now I have to buy a new stove.

It disappoints me that I can't spend money on my car for a while now.

My house smells like fried electrical components now...
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:12 PM
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Why do you have to buy a new stove? Just fix that circuit. In fact many cities have a recycle place for appliances and you can probably get that whole circuit intact and replace it very reasonably. If not the parts won't be any where near what it would cost for a new stove.
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:30 PM
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It's a very cheap stove to begin with. I'm the second owner of this house and all of the applainces are cheap, small, loud and inefficient. I think I'm just going to bite the bullet and buy something better.

I think I'm going to invest in a fire extinguisher now too...
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Old 09-13-2006, 10:43 PM
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get a convection oven

i got a small convection oven that works better than the big oven i got plus it has a roastirie in for ribs and chicken you can get from hsn.com for 250 bucks i dont even use the big oven anymore
http://www.hsn.com/cnt/prod/default.aspx?webp_id=2382318&sz=0&cat=&dept=&sf=qc &gs=&subcat=&attr=181&o=-RI&prev=hp!sf!181
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Old 09-14-2006, 12:33 AM
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Doc here,

If the Ceramic sockets and wires are beginning to short and burn..It's time for a newbie..

Those get full of Grease over the years and the wires turn into "Fuses" light one end and it burns well to the other...

You might want to take a peak at your home owners insurance before you lay out cash..you might have a clause that covers all or partial appliances..(some do..some don't)

Meantime..think microwave and the Colonel...

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Old 09-14-2006, 12:48 PM
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Look on the bright side if you hook up a stinger and a ground clamp to the stove you have yourself a welder.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:42 PM
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Look on the bright side if you hook up a stinger and a ground clamp to the stove you have yourself a welder.
That's just about what it sounded like, a large welder. It just about burned a hole completely through the pot.
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No, but I had a gas stove catch on fire at the control knob, so I couldn't turn it off, but I huffed and I puffed and I blew it out. Next one gets a gas valve on a pipe that comes out ABOVE the top of the stove.
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Shorted out mine this summer... Lowes saved me 100 one same one as Home Depot, and the one I was at had it in stock.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:18 PM
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wish i could help ya out but...
i'm with using the bbq, but make sure you takes it outside
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and all of the applainces are cheap, small, loud and inefficient
Never heard a loud stove before!! LOL!!
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Old 09-21-2006, 05:48 AM
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mine made a loud sound like a mig welder when it went. Luckily it blew the circuit. Opened up and found much melted and burned wires.
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Old 09-22-2006, 05:40 AM
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Never heard a loud stove before!! LOL!!
Very funny...Maybe I should have said small, loud OR inefficient...
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:55 AM
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You know the element's are replacable right?

I've done that a few times.
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