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The back burner of our Kenmore 30" electric free standing stove model # 911.94401301 is not working the coil is working it will heat up I am curiouse if it is the plug under the hood and is this something that I can fix

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This IS something you can fix

There are three likely causes, in most common occurence
there are fuses in the rear control console that blow
the socket does wear and require replacement
the temperature controller wires come loose, or the control fails.

check first for fuses
second swap the cables from the controller of the burner that doesnt work, to another controller to test if it is the controller or the socket.

  • swap cables with power disconnected and do NOT leave bare cables unsecured even while testing, better a live repairer, than a live wire
if the burner then works the controller is dead
if the burner still does not work, the socket is dead

the local parts store, or even a hardware store, will have the parts, even if branded frigidaire or ge or generic instead of kenmore, (Sears service is expensive and slow) many models of stove use the same socket, element, controller, clock, circuit board

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