Jenn air dual burner element failed
Paul B. • Glenelg, MD • April 20, 2014
Appliance: Maytag 36" Electric Built-in Ceran Cooktop JEC0536ADB12
My Repair & Advice
When the burner failed to come on, I was not sure if it was the burner or the control unit. After doing some research on line, I learned how to test both components.
Removing an disassembling the cook top was easy. I quickly identified that the burner failed. Testing it will a multi-meter showed a break in the burner element. I then checked on line for a replacement burner element. The prices ranged greatly, by more than $50. I ordered from ApplicancePartsPros.com. The burner element arrived very quickly - much faster than I expected; less than 48 hours from when I ordered.
To repair the unit, I removed it again and replaced the burner element. The new one was (very) slightly different than the old one, but it was easy to see the change. Once reassembled and r-re-installed, the new element works much better than the original. It get hot almost instantly and is hotter.
Overall, very easy to do. I was also very impressed with AppliancePartsPros.com.