Oven fire....could have been much worse.

TugarTugar Senior MemberPosts: 1,824 Senior Member
Our oven decided to start a small fire yesterday. Anybody with electrical experience have any insight?



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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,897 Senior Member
    Sure is good it was not worse.

    I wounder if the element was partially broken and sparking.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    Sure is good it was not worse.

    I wounder if the element was partially broken and sparking.

    I was thunking the same thing. Glad you caught it in time to extinguish before it could have spread. Is the plug fried too? It should have tripped your circuit breaker.
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  • KSU FirefighterKSU Firefighter Senior Member Posts: 3,245 Senior Member
    Pretty common in an oven fire. The breakers can support a lot of amperage being drawn by the fire before it kicks. I have yanked quite a few plugs out of the outlet to stop oven fires. The good thing is that they usually are contained to the oven with just some smoke damage. Glad it worked out okay for you.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,980 Senior Member
    Pretty common in an oven fire. The breakers can support a lot of amperage being drawn by the fire before it kicks. I have yanked quite a few plugs out of the outlet to stop oven fires. The good thing is that they usually are contained to the oven with just some smoke damage. Glad it worked out okay for you.

    Well, that makes sense because of oven temps from warm to broil would require a CB that could handle the varying load.
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