Right front burner, ceramic cook top. Burner would not turn down. Replaced with the infinite switch mentioned, but the burner still stays on high. I then switched the H wires but the burner still remained on high. Not sure what to do. Is the P terminal even needed?
Answer Troy, A model number would be a good idea and a lot more helpful, and we could be more precise with the information you need. The "P" terminal on the switch isn't really needed, it is internally bussed in the switch and supplies power to the burner indicator light when the burner is on, to inform you the customer that the burner is on. There should be five(5) wires at the switch: L1(black wire) power into switch L2(red) power into switch, H1 power out to element, H2 power out the other side of element, "P" power out to indicator light. The H2 circuit in the switch "cycles" on and off and controls the heat of the element, depending on the control setting. If you have a new switch, and it is wired correctly, then you will need to check for a shorted element or wire causing the element to remain on the high setting and not "cycle". Without a model number and or the wiring diagram it's a little difficult to advise you properly and efficiently.
Right front burner quit.
Answer Hello Stephen. You need to test and see if the switch is bad or if the element is bad in the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html