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jskjolda 07-29-2012 07:26 PM

KitchenAid Burner Not Working
 
I have a KitchenAid electric stove with the right front burner not working. It started a few weeks ago where the burner would go on sporadically. I noticed the light above the burner know which should be solid red to indicate the the burner was on and hot was blinking. I even heard a clicking sound.

Could it be the switch controlling the burner? If it is, how hard is it to replace?

My model is KESA907PSS09 It's about 7 years old.

I want to try and fix it myself; repair people are quoting unbelievable prices.

Thanks .... John

jeff1 07-29-2012 10:05 PM

Hi,

Could be the switch, element, safety on the element, wiring to and from.....would have to be investigated.

Quote:

how hard is it to replace?
Front cover must be accessed...not rocket science but can be troublesome.

Parts breakdown doesn't say which switch is for what elements....probably have to call and ask...

http://www.rcappliancepartsimages.co...--00658597.jpg
Switch-inf Manufacturer Number 9763760

http://www.rcappliancepartsimages.co...9-01024991.jpg
Switch-inf Manufacturer Number 9763759

jeff.

woodchuck 09-27-2012 08:48 PM

Gain access to the burner and inspect for broken element wire. That is the likely cause.

Wuzzat? 09-28-2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by woodchuck (Post 77598)
Gain access to the burner and inspect for broken element wire. That is the likely cause.

Blinking and clicking seems to give evidence in favor of it being the control.
Sometimes the parts people will tell you how much of each is sold, and this gives you some odds to work from.

BTW, it seems the cheapest parts are the least likely to fail. I guess that is the law of supply vs. demand at work. :p

The prices quoted are supposed to put the HO into the repair/replace dilemma, but I'd say newer stuff is less reliable because with computer aided design the maker can more precisely set when the thing will fail. Old functioning appliances are money losers for sellers.

Garenius 09-29-2012 12:41 AM

With small parts like those, it can get a bit iffy replacing them. Suggest going to an electrician instead, rather than risking more damage.


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