Kitchen range weak electric burners...

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BuzzLOL

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Lately it seems to need dial turned to 10 to get heat of a 4... then I tried the oven to heat a frozen pizza and its elements wouldn't heat at all...
Power company gave us the new smart meter a few days ago so I wondered if that was connected to the problem...
Also, these Caloric electric ranges need the the Cycling Relay contacts on the rear cleaned about every 10 years... although I thought that only concerned the oven... this thing is going on 50 years old...
So I started into that contacts cleaning project, got the rear panels off, decided to also check the incoming voltages... got 123 volts one side, 35 volts other side... cleared a way to the basement fuse box... good power coming in... 35 and 50 amp fuses in range fuse carrier... 35 amp is dead... apparently was getting a slight low amperage voltage reading through another path at the range, maybe a relay coil or light... put in a 60 amp I had, made a note to get some more 50's and 60's, prolly have to go to an electrical specialty store... cleaned the contacts, put everything back together, cleaned up, cooked the pizza, and enjoyed it... had worked up an appetite by then...
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Hi, what is this 35 50 amp range carrier? should be 2 50 Amp fuses, should be able to get them at a big box store, they are nothing special.
 

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Hi, what is this 35 50 amp range carrier? should be 2 50 Amp fuses, should be able to get them at a big box store, they are nothing special.
There is a pullout plastic fuse holder labeled "range" (kitchen stove)... prolly one of the 50 amp fuses got fried sometime in this house's 200 year history and somebody put a 35 amp in that they had lying around... worked for 41 years for me but was prolly marginal in size... eventually let go... especially if the furnace was out, used all 4 burners and oven to heat the house temporarily... local stores out of a lot of things these days... Democrats want permanent shut down/control, resisting re-opening economy...
 

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BuzzLoL: So what exactly is your question or what is it that you need assistance from us on?



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BuzzLoL: So what exactly is your question or what is it that you need assistance from us on?
Was just throwing my experience and what I found out there for anyone who may be experiencing similar problems...
 
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