I have a Frigidaire electric stove. The dial on the front left switch one day stopped working. It is like the spring unwound when I tried to turn it on. I believe I need the surface unit switch kit, but I'm not certain. Can you help?
Answer Jimmy, You're on target, the infinite switch has failed (internal contacts are bent and/or shorted) Based on the model number you supplied, the left front burner element is a "large" element and will need 316436001 surface element switch, to operate it properly.
I need to order a surface unit switch kit. Is this something I can install myself or will I need to have an appliance repairman take care of it? I don't know how to get underneath to replace it...the plate holding the knobs doesn't lift up.
Answer Hi. The breakdown shows 2-screws holding down the switch plate cover. The infinite switch part # 5303935086 has a "P" terminal for the Pilot wire that lights a surface light to let you know the top is unsafe to touch. It also has a "L-1" > "H-1" & "L-2" > "H-2" terminals. Make sure you transfer the original wires to the new switch. Use a magnifying glass to see the old switch terminals if needed. There is a wiring diagram under the unit folded in a packet. Thank You.
I have a rear left buner on a Tapan cook range that would not get hot. I replaced the element with one of the other elements and it still did not get hot. I ordered a new switch and installed it. The burner worked but the pilot light would not go on for just that element. The other switches did light the the pilot. I assumed the new switch was also defective and aske for a replacement. I installed the replacement switch. Now none of the switches have their pilot light come on.The switch I replaced comes on when switched to high but no heat when using the adjustable part of the switch. The voltage between the P and L1 connections are at 24V with the pilot wire disconnected. Please advise.
Answer Hi Doug. On the back of the surface switches there is a "P" letter designating that the pilot lights are all wired in series from one p-terminal to the other. Make sure to use all black L-1 wires to the corresponding terminals. Follow the internal wiring diagram. All red H-2 wires connect there. They both then proceed to the next switch daisy chained together. This is the one - 120vac feed. The red L-2 is the other feed. The H-1 takes the closed switch L-1 feed to the burner. The H-2 takes the red l-2 feed to the burner. The p- sends the closed switch voltage to the surface lights. Infinite switch part # 5303935086. Make sure all wires are isolated from each other as it is very tight inside the cook top switch area. Use black electrical tape in between each terminal if need be. Thank You.