The heating element for the right rear burner is not working. How do I change the element and how do I determine if it is the switch or element?
Answer Hello Michael,
You can remove the element by removing 2 or 3 screws under the main top in the door opening. This will allow you to lift the main top to access the burners. To test to see if it is the element 318178110 or switch, you can pull the unit out and remove the rear cover, test with the element turned on from H1 to H2 on the switch and see if there is 240 vac. If there is then the element would most likely be the issue and if not then the switch 316436000 is faulty and would need to be replaced.
I need the switches for the two front elements.
Answer Walter, the two front large element switches are part number 316436001. Thanks!
I need the surface switch for the left front. Which one is this?
Answer Reed, the left front surface element switch is part number 316436001. Thanks!
The right front burner on my range stopped working. What do I replace to fix the problem?
Answer Hello Stacy,
You can do a voltage check on the switch to make sure that you are getting power going to the element and make sure switch is working. With unit on you should have 240vac across h1 to h2 on the switch. If you do not have this then the switch 316436000 is bad. If you do have power then the element 316010205 would be bad.
The "element on" light will not go off although all elements are off. There was a wiring issue with the front left element, I have repaired the broken wire, but the light will not go off.
Answer Hello Joe,
You will want to access the switches on unit. Remove the wire from terminal P on all but one switch. Reconnect power. If the indicator glows then that switch is defective and needs to be replaced. If it does not glow the switch is good. Do this for all the switches. You may want to start with the switch for the front left since this is the element you had trouble with.
The right front 8" element on my kenmore 790 electric range continues to heat after it has been turned off. Does the switch need replaced? If so will your switch 316436000 replace 316021501? Your switch looks different than mine. I marked my switch for wire color but I am unsure how they would connect to your switch. Thanks, Dennis
Answer Hello Dennis, the original switch for the 8" element was 316021501 but was replaced with 316436001. Look for the markings on the switch. Make sure you have disconnected power or turned off the breaker before making this repair. There should be a wiring diagram on the back of the range. If not, the switch should have the terminals marked L1, L2, H1, H2, and P. Terminals L1 and L2 are the wires for the power coming to the switch. Terminals H1 and H2 provide the power going to the element. The P terminal is usually for an indicator light. Hope this helps!