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.