Range is fixed. Need new cookware.

We had someone come in to fix our EW30EF65GSA Range.

Our Electrolux Stove is out of commission

We needed a new Relay Board, and I was sick of trying to fix it. Another thing is they said the power wasn’t hooked up correctly. Quizzical since it was installed by installers and the power cord was separate then, but brand new, they hooked it up. It worked all this time, nothing changed but all of the sudden the front right burner just changed. So the first visit, they fixed the electrical connection, and voila, the front right burner wasn’t “ON” all the time anymore, but the Relay Board wasn’t right, and the burner’s inner ring wasn’t working. (Before that, the whole thing was ON red hot, so this is odd, to me.)

They came back on Saturday, and now it all works again. Maybe better than before. Haven’t determined whether or not that is so.

I have a few kinks to get out though, still missing one halogen light in the oven, so expensive! The upper one stopped working in the first couple of years.

The oven racks are, or were, lovely — but have become cratchety old ladies. They need limbered up, and re-aligned in some way. No way I’m ordering new ones when they are over $180 each. Ouch!

I’d love to get a new glass top, but that’s something I can’t yet find, nor can convince my husband of the necessity, though that time is coming sometime. It’s all scratched up and there is a deep pocket of missing glass on the front right burner, yes a chunk gone and no one knows how or why or when it happened, just in the last few months. No one claims to have done it, or witnessed it or anything so… I know it was a mystery to me when I discovered it already there.

I do want a new set of cookware. The stuff we have is old now, we got it when the range was new. It’s flat bottom stuff, but junk for a glass top stove. It warps as it gets hot, so misshapen and the mess of the stove top state…

Flat Disc sort of cookware is what I want/need, at least something that will NOT warp.

I really want to use Cast Iron, but won’t unless I have a flame to cook over. I don’t have a gas stove, but truly it’s the ultimate cooking device and I don’t have one. No gas line to the community we are in, and the other method to obtain gas, husband isn’t convinced of, so electric is the only way and if I had to get another stove I think I’d quit cooking, end of story.

I hate flat top cooking surfaces, I hate coils. I hate them so much, have ALWAYS loved flame and so I am destined to always have what I don’t want, I guess.

Our Electrolux Stove is out of commission

Our EW30EF65GSA suddenly had a major problem over a week ago now. The front right burner, radiant element under a glass top, dual-burner, turned ON but was too hot, like on super HIGH. Turned it off, it was flashing HE as usual and looking settings-wize was OFF, but still burning hot on HIGH and looking full ON.

Since that Thursday mealtime flub-up, we haven’t been able to use the stove at all. I’ve ordered and installed a new burner, that wasn’t it. The burner has Continuity still, but there is no way to test the center piece that is called a “limiter” so changing out the burner was step one of correcting the problem.

I’ve read so many sites, looked up parts, memorized my stove model number without even trying to.

I replaced a board in the back but it wasn’t the one to affect change, but I was happy to have that replaced anyhow, not that it was needed now,  but it would be in the case of it shorting out, etc. New functioning part good, for the most.

So the problem ends up probably being the relay board or the wires … which one I don’t know and will not tackle further. Wire Harness is what needs replaced if it’s a wire and wow, not a fun or easy thing. Not impossible, but I am just sick of this machine.

We will be contacting a technician to come out and … who knows what. I wanted to fix it up more than that, also somehow find a new glass top for it, and some time replace the bottom of the  main oven (I can still do that sometime easily.)

I have another project I’m working on, our Fridgidaire Freezer, model FKFH21F7HW* — I started working on it before the stove starting erroring. When it rains, it pours.

Fridgidaire Upright Freezer E8 and more

Our freezer has had problems for a long while now. I finally had enough of it, decided to look deeper into it. Hurray! It’s definite that two things I’ve gotten for it were better for it. Front control panel and the Temperature Defrost gizmo are what I’ve replaced  (I tested the Temp Defrost when it arrived, and it checked out properly.) Next is the door gasket, I have it, hope to get it installed today.

Tomorrow the new Thermistor will arrive in the mail. It’s the key, I do hope, to why the freezer wasn’t working as well in the beginning and ended up where it was when I picked up this project … totally frosted over and iced up bottom of the freezer … the drain plug was one big ice puck. Nothing would defrost. It was cold, but saying the door was open and alarming all the time.

I put the new front control in, and vwomp, it stays closed better, but still needs a new gasket. Since putting in the control panel it’ll run cold, but eventually E8 error.

I took the Temperature Defrost off, testing it and it was dead. Got a new one, meanwhile defrosted the freezer manually, took everything out put it into a big 7-day cooler, it took a day and night and partial day, but eventually the ice melted and all the water drained, what a mess.

That E8 error and HIGH TEMP are what are the two normal views on the display now. The Thermistor, if it’s not the key, it’s the key stone. Last probable need to change will be that heater piece. I don’t know if it is needed. Once the Thermistor and Gasket are both installed I’ll plug it back in and see what happens. Holding out hope. 🙂

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