This electric range is in a rental unit of mine. The tenant says that the front right large burner does not get hot. All other burners are ok. I just ordered the new switch and element for the burner. Does anyone have instructions on how to replace the switch and element? Thanks.
ANSWER David, The infinite switch repalcement is a simple process "To remove the infinite switches: Infinite switches are used for the surface elements, warm and serve zone, and the warming drawer (if equipped). 1. Disconnect power from the range. 2. Remove the back panel from the backguard. 3. Mark and disconnect the wires from the infinite switch. 4. Remove the knob by pulling straight off. 5. Remove the two phillips-head screws holding the switch to the control panel. 6. Pull the switch from the back of the range." If you need to replace the element, it's a bit more involved. " 1. Disconnect power from the range. 2. Open the oven door and remove the two phillips screws holding the main top to the front frame and raise the main top. 3. Tag and disconnect wires from the element to be removed. 4. Remove the two screws, one on each end, of the element support bar. 5. The element is held to the support bar by 2 spring load clips. With a pair of needlenose pliers squeeze the tab on the spring mounting clip and push the element away from the bar. 6. The clips are held to the element by screws. When replacing the element be sure to note the hole number that the clip is attach to the old element." Thanks
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, September 06, 2012