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naikdars 01-25-2009 04:35 PM

Glasstop range burner problem
 
We have a Kitchen-aid glass top electric cooking range. The front right burner has stopped working, the other three burners seem to work fine. What do you guys think is the problem.

Is it the heating element? Is there a fuse or something for each burner. How difficult is it to replace the heating element? Where can I buy the element?

woodchuck 01-25-2009 08:17 PM

With a really bright light you can see through the glass to see it the if the element is burned into.
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Or google appliance parts for more to compare prices.

I've replaced mine twice and it's not hard. May be instructions with parts.

applianceman 03-27-2009 08:45 PM

It can be the burner and you may be able to check it like woodchuck said but the switches go bad a lot more often on glass tops. To check the burner first disconnect power then remove the back of the range to access the back of the switch. Once off, look at the back of the switch to the burner thatís not working. You should see two wires marked H1 and H2 remove them. Then using an ohmmeter see if you have continuity between the two wires that you just removed. If you do the burner is ok, replace the switch.


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