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    • Nikiya
    • By Nikiya 15th Mar 17, 10:14 PM
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    Electric oven nightmare
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:14 PM
    Electric oven nightmare 15th Mar 17 at 10:14 PM
    I’ve had an Ariston cooker with electric oven for 11 years. It has not been used much and looks new. A year ago, the oven started making my circuit breaker jump. At the beginning, it happened after half an hour or so, then more erratically until it got to a point where I could not turn it on because the breaker would jump.
    I called the specialists and they said it was humidity in the upper element. Strange, since I had been using the cooker for 10 years, but I bought a new element and had it replaced. It worked fine but now it started having the same problem. The first time I could turn the breaker back on and finish my cooking. The second time it would not work again.
    I have not been able to contact the specialists but managed to contact the dealer who sold me the part and he suggested me to buy another one. For various reasons, that is out of the question.
    He says the element can "absorb" humidity if not used for some time or stored, for instance, in a garage. I have not used the oven for a few months but it is certainly NOT in a garage and I have not had any humidity in my kitchen. Besides, why does that not happen with the lower element?? And how comes the oven works at 180ºC for nearly an hour before the "humidity" triggers the emergency cut or whatever that is??

    Any suggestions as to how I can resolve this or what on earth might be happening?
    Many thanks!
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    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 15th Mar 17, 10:23 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:23 PM
    There are usually two elements in an oven, it might be the second one that has failed a year after the first was replaced.
    • forgotmyname
    • By forgotmyname 15th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
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    • 15th Mar 17, 10:49 PM
    Unless you can check the resistance in the elements etc. the cheapest option is probably just replace the elements yourself.

    If you cook in the kitchen there will be humidity produced.

    Could be a problem with the breaker. Is it properly rated for a double cooker?

    I had to have another supply run in for an induction hob because it was a bit close to the max limit with a double oven also.
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    • EssexExile
    • By EssexExile 16th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
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    • 16th Mar 17, 3:05 PM
    In my experience humidity in elements causes a trip as soon as they turn on, not after some considerable time. I suspect the fault is elsewhere.
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