Apparently the original part GE WB23X0074 is no longer available. Can part WB21X5243 be used to make the 8 inch and indicator light functions work? It is for the right front element, which normally has 4 inch, 6 inch, 8 inch and girdle functions plus the indicator light? If it can be done can you send a schematic for the electrician to follow? Thanks!
Answer Hello Stanley,
This part is listed for the other elements on the unit. Since, if you look at the terminal on the element, there are multiple connections, (four), it cannot be used in the place of the original (designed for an element with two terminals). I do apologize for this but, if you were to try to make this work, it could cause an unsafe situation in your home.
Need wiring help. The wiring instructions sent were not helpful for the surface switch switch that I have currently on my stove. The current switch has 2 prongs up top and 3 across the bottom, lets call them Prongs A-E. A & B are up top and C-E are across the bottom of the old switch. There are 3 different colored wires that go into the old switch, red, black and white/black. Prong A (up top) is a white/black wire. Prong B (up top) is 2 red wires. Prong C is 2 red wires. Prong D is 2 black wires. Prong E is a white/black wire. Please let me know how I need to correctly wire out this new switch with the existing wires. Thank you for your help.
Answer Hello Dean,
The instructions should have never listed wire colors since every model has different wire colors. The way to decipher the wiring on these switches is from the terminal labels. The last thing you want to do is remove all of the wires prior to installing the new switch. This way avoids having to pull the wiring diagram for the unit and trying to make sense of it like ancient hieroglyphics. If you cannot see the labels on the back of the switches you may have to get a flashlight and/or a magnifying glass.
The wire that was on P will go to the pilot terminal on the new switch. The wire that was on the L1 terminal will go to the P2 terminal on the new switch. The wire that was on the L2 terminal will go to the P1 terminal on the new switch. The wire that was on the H1 terminal will go on the terminal labeled 4 on the new switch. The wire that was on the H2 terminal will go to the terminal labeled 2 on the new switch.
Can I use the replacement part 4391989 to replace all four switches on my model?
Answer Yes Kevikev, 4391989 is the correct infinite switch for your unit and works on either element. You would need four if you replace all of them. Thanks!
Can I replace all four switches with this part?
Answer Hello kevikev, We will need your model number to help you with this. Please post your model number with a new question on the parts page. http://www.appliancepartspros.com/modelnumber_locator.aspx