My cooktop has several problems. The elements aren't heating properly, either too hot or not hot enough. One of the larger elements doesn't work at all, and one is loose, so it has to be wiggled while cooking. All the knobs are worn out. The power light on one side is burned out. I want to get everything working again, so I'm willing to replace whatever parts it needs, but I need help with which are the correct parts for my stove. I had a repairman service it, but I think he accidentally shorted a wire and gave up. Please let me know all I need to order.
ANSWER Hello Hope,
The surface element getting too hot will be the fault of the infinite switch. Sometimes the surface element not getting hot enough is the infinite switches fault and sometimes it is the fault of the surface element receptacle. If the receptacles are loose. it will actually cause the electrical connections to burn on the elements themselves and they will also have to be replaced. The power light may or may not be burned out since it is activated by the infinite switch.
It sounds like from the condition of the unit, you should start by installing receptacle kits for each element and before ever applying voltage, replace the surface elements also. The infinite switches should all also be replaced. After these are replaced you will be able to determine if any hot surface indicator lights or power indicator lights are inoperative.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, December 12, 2012