I'm repairing my stove. The control board has a relay (G2RL-1A-E-HA DC12) for the oven element. When turning the bake function on, the element heats, but it won't turn off when bake is turned off.
My question is, is it possible for a relay to switch on/off properly when no load is attached, but fail (latch on) when a load is present?
The board is hard to get to, and operate the controls when it's live - so to enable testing I desoldered the relay and connected it to 2 wires running to the board. This enabled me to test continuity on the load side of the relay, without any load attached. The relay worked properly.
I'm reluctant to solder it back on, and try to test it live, because moving the control around exposes high voltage/current terminals.
Should I just assume the relay is a dud and order a new one? The $ cost is minimal but I have to wait for it to get here, which would be less than ideal if it isn't the problem.
EDIT: Pictures, please forgive the goofy wiring, the red and white wires are just parallel because I didn't have more suitable wire for the task.
I don't know if there's a flyback diode because I don't know what a surface mount diode looks like.
I found that relay P11 (P1 is the relay I've been talking about) is a DLB for the element. DLB means double line break, so I believe the heating element circuit goes through P11 and P1 in series, both can turn the element off. Which is more baffling because it means they'd both have to fail. That would make you think that the logic coming from the chips is wrong, but remember when I tested the relay it was opening and closing properly when the oven was turned on/off by me, but I didn't have load on it at the time. Can I test a relay for continuity while there is load on it?