my front burner (#15A) has two setting on the switch. One side control the outer burner and the other control the inner burner. The inside burner does not work. Is the burner a single unit with two elements? How do you measure it to see if it is bad? How do you measure the switch, if it is bad?
In most cases when one of the elements on the dual burner is not working is because the element has burnt out. Generally you can use a flashlight to look inside the element through the glass to see if you can determine if there are any burn marks. If so then the element is definitely bad. If you do not see burn mark then you would want to test the continuity of the element across the leads for the element. Also if the smaller element does not come on when you turn on the outer element then this would be a good indication of a bad element as both should come on the dual side.
I have a Kenmore electric stove/oven. when using the stovetop burners it makes an electrical popping sound... Not very fast or at regular intervals but almost everytime we are using the stove. any suggestions?
Answer Sam, You'll need to remove the elements 316442301 and check the terminal ends, for arc marks, discoloration and damage. You'll also want to use a flashlight and check inside the element receptacle 5303935058 for the same. Make sure when you re insert the elements, they fit tight in the receptacle.
Both heating elements will not operate?
Answer Hi. Use a volt/ohm meter part # TJMA-DM1 to assist you in your diagnostics. Make sure all terminal block 240/120vac wires are snug and have proper voltage. If you are referring to the bake element part # 316225001 and the broil element part # 316199900 then I would ohm out each one and make sure the wires to them are not loose or shorted out. If the clock /control relays are not sending the voltage to the elements then replace it. Clock part # 316455420. Thank You.
I have a Kenmore Model # 790.96214403 that right rear burner will not work. How can I make sure the element is bad and not something else?
Answer Frank, You'er on track, The infinite / burner switch 316436000, is the most likely issue and the easiest to get to. Remove power to the range, remove the control panel rear cover, turn the switch on, check for a "closed" circuit between the H1 and L1 terminals on the switch, then the H2 to L2 terminals of the switch, with a multi meter. If either circuit is "open" the switch is at fault, and needs to be repalced.