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Old 06-26-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
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stove elements is only warm

I have recently purchased a 2006 FLEETWOOD Morgan and we had issues with the convertor but that was because we had switched the wires outside at the battery. we figured that out and everything started working like it was supposed to. (after we replaced the blown 40 amp fuse).

now. the stove is a whirlpool 2 burner and it requires 240 electric. i had to buy new stove elements because the ones that fit it were stolen. it still only heated to warm so i replaced the receptical that you plug into on one of the elements. it is just 2 wires and it is pretty easy. same result.

i have checked the two "main" breakers and they show 110+ on each and the breakers are not flipped. someone said that we may only have power on 1 leg and that is why it only gets warm and not hot. how do i check this?

it is a 50 amp all electric.
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Best guess is that the power source does not have 220v/240V. Can you measurew across the two hots on the shore power receptacle and get at least 220? If its zero, that means the two 110/120 legs are in phase and you get no 220v power that way.

You also won't get 220v/240v if you are using a 50/30 adapter into a 30A outlet.
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Old 06-27-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
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I have to wonder about the wisdom of the manufacturer installing a stove that requires a 50amp hook-up in order to cook dinner every night.

Makes it hard to enjoy all those lovely state and national parks we have.
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Are you sure that is a 240 volt range.. Most RV's are designed to burn 120volt.

Do this... Remove an element and turn on the oven (NOTE: CARE IS INDICATED) measure the voltage.. if it's 120 volt...... You have your answer.
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Are you sure that is a 240 volt range.. Most RV's are designed to burn 120volt.

Do this... Remove an element and turn on the oven (NOTE: CARE IS INDICATED) measure the voltage.. if it's 120 volt...... You have your answer.
As Gary mentioned above all this might tell you is how much voltage is reaching the stove. If the 50A shore power socket is wire incorrectly, or if the owner is using a 50A to 30A dogbone then all he is going to see is 120V in the coach, regardless of whether or not the appliance is made for 120V or 240V.

The best troubleshooting procedure is to start at the pedestal outside. If there is 240V there then go to the breaker panel and check it. Once it's established that 240V is being supplied to the coach interior then you can determine if that 240V is being supplied to the stove.
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:13 PM   #6
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So far the advise pounces around the issue. The steps to take are as follows:

1. Determine if in fact your range requires 240v
2. Get a volt meter.
3. Determine what is available at the pedistal with the volt meter.
4. Determine what is available at the stove.
5. If the two are different, fix the problem accordingly.

Get back to us with the results and any remaining questions of how to do the above and on the results your have determined and we will be glad to help. You can PM me is desired.

Good luck.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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here is the range

  • Features
  • 21" Coil Element Cooktop
  • High-Speed Coil Elements
  • (1) 6 in., (1) 8 in. Element
  • Right Front: 2,100/1,575 Watts
  • Left Front: 1,250/900 Watts
  • Chrome Drip Bowls
  • Push-to-Turn Infinite-Heat Controls
  • 240/208V Electrical Requirement
Whirlpool RCS2012RS 21" Coil Electric Cooktop with 2 Heating Elements, Chrome Drip Pans & Push-to-Turn Controls: Stainless Steel
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thanks for posting.
here is the range.
Whirlpool RCS2012RS 21" Coil Electric Cooktop with 2 Heating Elements, Chrome Drip Pans & Push-to-Turn Controls: Stainless Steel

i can't get underneath the stove, screws are square heads.

i have a meter but it didn't read like i thought it should. I maybe doing that wrong.
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What does it read and what range is it set on?

What some of us are telling you is that the meter reading you expect.. may not be the one you get... And that is your problem.
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