Originally Posted by AllanJ
Next thing to do. Turn off the stove and oven and all 240 volt applances for a moment. (If you have an electric water heater you would need to flip off its breaker.)
Then check the lights and receptacles (outlets).
One kind of problem has one of the two feed wires dead; it's needed for 240 volts and also about half of the 120 volt circuits in your house. It might be dead coming in from the utility pole.
With one side dead it is still possible for stove burners to work on some of the lower heat settings.
Aside from all that perhaps there is a loose connection somewhere that happens to come together when there is some vibration such as from a truck rumbling by on the street outside.
Thank you for your help.
I'm working some crazy hours (Left the house at 3:45 am and got home at 8:00 pm) and haven't had a chance to do the check yet, but I have some interesting information that I just noticed.
Tonight when I got home I noticed that the sodium light that I rent from the power company was not working (it's very dark outside) and when I got in the house, the same lights, outlets and stove were not working.
I turned on the stove (which was kinda working) and then turned on the oven (which was not working) and within 10-15 seconds the lights in the kitchen turned on and the stove started working. I immediately went to the the front window and the sodium light was now coming on.
Is it possible for 1 of the feed wires from the transformer to go on and off and back on again?