My front left element on my Kenmore range experienced a burnt open wire leading to the terminal block. I ordered a repair kit and made the repairs. When I tested the element it worked fine(turned red) for about three to four minutes when my breaker tripped. I reset the breaker after examining all connections to all the elements & got the same results, a tripped breaker with a flash coming from behind the element control switch for the front left element. I disconnected the repaired element & the problem goes away. I measure 21 ohms on the front left element. Not sure where to look next.
Based on this information it sounds like the switch has a short in it which would have also caused the burnt terminal.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Friday, July 19, 2013