The big top burner on our whirlpool range quit working completely, what do I need to do?
Answer Hello Duane. It's possible that the element part#  may need to be replaced. You can test the element using a meter for continuity. If no continuity replacement the element.
Right rear, 8" 1800w element stopped working. Switch turns as normal, 'on' light comes on but element is cold. Other elements are fine. Is this switch or the element? thanks
In order to determine if the switch is bad or the element you will want to check the voltage at the switch. You will turn the switch on and check from H1 to H2 on the switch for 240 vac. If there is 240 vac then the element is bad and if there is not 240 vac then the switch is bad.