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.
The right front dual burner does not work at all. It does not appear to have any burned out places on the heating coil. How do I determine if it is just the Surface Element Switch & if so then which switch do I need to order? Thank you so much!
Answer Bonnieboo, If you wish to circuit test the infinite (burner) switch, You'll need to remove power to the range, remove the rear panel to access the switch, label and remove the wires on the switch. Turn the control knob to the high heat setting so both elements would be energized. Terminal P1 and 2 should have a "closed" circuit, P2 and 4 should have a "closed" circuit, and P2 and 4A should have a "closed" circuit with using a multimeter. If you do need the Rt Frnt dual burner switch the part number 316238201 would be needed, if the burner itself is neded 316555800 would be the part to order. Of course, don't forget to check for broken, damaged or loose wires, at the switch or element, as well. Thanks
One of the small burners "flames Hot" all the time, no matter what you set it at.
Answer Hello Lucy. Based on the information you provided, it sounds like the switch 316436000 may be bad and need to be replaced on the unit.
My large right front heating element will not turn off. Do I need to replace the switch or the burner?
Answer Hello Donna,
First check for and wiring shorted to ground. This can bypass the switch and keep the element energized all the time. If no shorts, the next suspect is the infinite switch 316436001. If the element were at fault, most times it won't come on at all.
Be sure when you change the part to remove one wire and place it on the new part. Remove the next wire and place it on the new part, and so on. This will prevent you having to chase the wiring for the new part installation and simplify your repair.