New Panel Install And Stove Not Working - Electrical - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-19-2011, 09:38 AM   #1
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 19
Rewards Points: 10

New Panel Install and Stove not working

Install and New Federal Pioneer panel yesterday @ Friends residence Yesterday and stove not working now. The stove work fine before the new install. After the new install I ended up with a severe migrane due to the hot work lamp and did not have much time to do a complete check of house to see if all was ok(basically the Wall board heaters). Although my buddy done some checks and and said all was fine except the stove. Before leaving I did a quick check on the breaker( was getting 120v per side), Check the stove plugin on wall (Getting 120v per side) then check the Stove block ( and still getting 120v per side) . I re-check the breaker for a solid connection, re connected the the hots and re-check the neutral. All getting the proper voltage.

Regarding the Stove, the four coil burner dont work nor neither do the pilot lights, the stove pilotlight works and the top oven element works ok. That all I had time to check as my migrane was 2 bars short of a f5 Heading back over now to re-chk and trouble shoot. Just a perplexing question to ponder over.



**FYE** is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
Retired from the grind
gregzoll's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Midwest - Central Illinois
Posts: 17,115
Rewards Points: 6,622

I take it that you are in Canada. If you are not licensed to do the work, or the OP did not pull permit, there could be a problem. As for why it is not working, have them call an electrician if you are not licensed.


Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Ren: Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool! Stimpy: So what'll happen? Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?
gregzoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 12:18 PM   #3
Semi-Pro Electro-Geek
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Arizona, USA
Posts: 2,872
Rewards Points: 2,644

You probably lost a leg on the incoming service. Bad connection to the main breaker, or bad main breaker? But really, doing panel changes on someone else's house is not a good idea if you're not an electrician.
mpoulton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
joed's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 11,176
Rewards Points: 9,144
Blog Entries: 11

FPE panel. Move the breaker up or down one slot. You have both breakers on the same leg. You are getting 120V from each side but not 240V between them.
joed is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to joed For This Useful Post:
mpoulton (10-19-2011)
Old 10-19-2011, 09:13 PM   #5
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Posts: 1,259
Rewards Points: 728

Gotta love those Federal Pioneer panels. A quick check to see if your breaker is on two different phases is to check the voltage at the terminal screws of the breaker. If you get 240V you have two different phases if you get 0 your on one phase.

When you go back to check it out, make sure there are no multiwire branch circuits that may have ended up on a single phase. You will think everything is working except your neutral could be overloaded and you would never know.
darren is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 09:25 PM   #6
Licensed Electrical Cont.
Speedy Petey's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 7,559
Rewards Points: 1,468

Originally Posted by joed View Post
FPE panel. Move the breaker up or down one slot. You have both breakers on the same leg. You are getting 120V from each side but not 240V between them.
Actually move it a half spot. Those panels are famous for letting you put two-pole breakers in wrong.

Oh, and BTW, you are WAY over your head doing work like this for other people. Stick to DIY work for yourself before you get someone else killed.


Speedy Petey is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Speedy Petey For This Useful Post:
gregzoll (10-20-2011)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat for a basement with Pellt Stove on Main Floor magnum44 HVAC 1 11-20-2011 08:55 AM
Gas Stove Install johnrh Plumbing 3 04-07-2010 06:36 PM
Intallation of wood stove in Garage radl2 HVAC 3 10-12-2009 08:21 PM
want to install a gas stove finance chick HVAC 1 04-11-2009 04:53 AM
How to install sub panel in detached garage 70' away MEC Electrical 5 02-09-2009 05:31 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1