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Electric stove burner won't heat sometimes heats

If you electric top burner stops heating or intermittantly heats the most common problem is a loose connection where the actual burner connects within the socket (to make an electrical connection). It will over time become loose and/or corroded. To do this you simply lift the top portion of the stove up (remove the grates prior to doing this.Normally you can squeeze the pins inward slight so the burner makes a good contact and use a piece of sand paper to clean the contacts.

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im having problems with my Model 1800 broaster. The pilot light goes out once in awhile. But, sometimes when the Heat light is on the burner is not burning but the pilot light is on. It will just stop


If the problems are as you describe, they are actually two separate problems and aren't related. If your unit was manufactured before 1999, it has a standing pilot that should stay lit all the time. If it is just droppiing out intermittently, check the J-Block circuit. That is the two wires that connect between the Hi Limit and a brass adaptor that the pilot burner thermocouple is plugged into. These are some fairly fine wires that as the unit ages become brittle. It is lilkely that they are making intermittent contact, which is causing the pilot to drop out.
If your burner is occasionally quitting when the pilot is still lit and the Heat On light is still on, you need to check the voltage from the control panel to the gas valve (assuming this is a solid state controlled unit). If the 120V is still present, the gas valve is at fault. If the 120V is not present (and the Heat On light is definitely on) then the controller is at fault. If this unit has a mechanical thermostat and timer, then the only cause for the burner dropping out while the Heat On light is on is either a bad gas valve or intermittent electrical connection between the gas valve and the thermostat.

Jul 13, 2012 | Kitchen Appliances - Others

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Gas dryer burner intermittently lights. Foul gas


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If you are having problems with your gas dryer not heating the most common problem is that the ignitor goes bad. Even though it glows sometimes it is still not working properly.

if you dryer is gas check out this gas no heat tip....

If you have an electric dryer, you can have many different things that can go wrong causing the dryer not to heat.

check out this electric no heat tip...


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Aug 17, 2010 | Estate TGDS680EQ Dryer

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2 big burners do not work


You either have bad burner control switches, or loose connection where the element plugs in to socket coming from control. This is common. You must check in where the elements plug in for loose, sloppy fit.

Jul 09, 2009 | Kenmore 95592 / 95594 / 95595 / 95599...

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kenmore glass top range left front large burner out


check the burner socket, it is likely that contact is being lost where the burner connects to the hardwired portion of the system (the socket). It is not unusual for the socket to "burn up" when there is a poor connection to the burner resulting in the burner being replaced and the new burner not working or working intermittently.

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Jan 29, 2009 | Kenmore 95002 / 95004 Electric Kitchen...

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