On 05/06/2012 12:15 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org
> We have a ten-year old GE self-cleaning glass-top electric range.
> My wife had never used the self-cleaning feature mainly because of the
> high electricity consumption (she says).
> Anyway, because she is now disabled, leaving me to become chief cook
> and bottle-washer, I find that I now need to clean the oven. I
> decided I would try the self-cleaning feature to ease my tasks a
> Imagine my surprise when I discovered that the cleaning cycle would
> only run some 10 minutes before tripping the 220 breaker. When I
> reset the breaker, and tried it again, it did the same. Three times
> before I quit, fearing that there must be an overload. The breaker is
> a 40-amp'er.
> I can and did clean the oven manually, with easy-off, and can continue
> to do so. But I am wondering why this all happened.
> What does everyone think?
Check the nameplate of the oven...good chance it needs to be on a 50 amp
BTW: Due to the huge power consumption I'd just clean it the old
fashioned way. If you get it nice and clean and are careful with you
cooking...you can get by without cleaning it.
Our over is 12 years old and has never been cleaned...
it's not spotless, but it's not too bad either