would a faulty control knob switch cause the surface heating indicator light to stay on even though the element is cool to the touch?
Answer Greg, If we're discussing the indicator light 313102 on the control panel, then yes the infinite switch could cause the light to remain on when the power is off. If we're discussing the hot surface indicator on the cooktop surface 8053722 then no the switch wouldn't be the issue. The hot surface lights are controlled by sensors located on the burner/element assembly under the cooktop. You'll need to check each sensor to determine which one is stuck or shorted and causing the light to remain on after the cooktop has cooled down.
The four whirlpool infinite switchs #3148952 for my electric stove are sparking and two are smoking. Should they be sparking?
Answer Mike, NO, the infinite switches should not be sparking, or smoking for that matter. You will need to remove power to the product, and check for moisture or condensation accumulating inside the control assembly/panel. Then restore power to the product and make sure the 220 - 240 VAC is proper and consistent at the controls.
The part number matches with yours, 3148952, but it looks different in the video. Is it the same part?
Answer Hello Bob! The part in the video is to give you a brief idea of the installation. Your part and model may differ. Hope this clears up any confusion. Please let us know if you need any further of assistance. Thanks.