My KitchenAid electric range, Model # YKERH507AW , back burner burns too hot and can't be regulated. Also, the switch light stays on all the time.What can I do and how do I get access to the switch?Thank you.Rita
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My experience on the direct spark ranges is that the gas valve is usually at fault for this problem. The regulator valve and the burner shutoff solenoids are all built together in one valve assembely. The valve will work properly until it gets hot then it will stick and not open when the oven calls for heat again.
Please post back with the complete model and serial numbers if you need further help in troubleshooting it. There have been many updates and design changes on these ranges.
Almost all electric stoves vent the oven through a hole in either the back right or rear burner. They can get very hot. I am surprised that your control panel is burned. It is only dangerous if you place a combustible over the burner. I have had some people do this and it has melted it. i haven'y heard of a fire from this but it could happen if it was hot enough.
The gas regulator valve (gas shutoff valve) may have been turned-off accidentally,while cleaning or moving around unit. Just locate it, usually in the rear, under the burner top, if not, you may find it underneath, behind the bottom pull-out drawer.
I have one of the kitchenaide gas ranges and if the burner cap is not set on PERFECTLY straight, the gas doesn't flow properly and will not ignite. Try lifting and replacing the cap back down on the burner and see if this solves it.
I went to the kitchenaid web site for parts and found a trouble shooting section. I read about how a electronic glow coil works and discovered that mine was just old and did not reach the right voltage to open the gas flow valve.
Very well could be. I'm assuming the bake burner is the problem, right? Does the igniter glow at all? If it is glowing, but the burner does not light, is it usually a symptom of an igniter that has become weak. If it does not draw enough current the gas valve will not open and the burner will not light. This is a safety feature to prevent free flowing gas without ignition. If the broil burner is functioning properly, then more than likely the gas valve and regulator are working fine. In most ranges both burners are fed from the same source. You could try swapping igniters between the broil and bake burners to prove the theory. Or, you could just replace the igniter all together. Current readings are as follows:
Round shaped glow igniter: 2.7 to 3.2 amps
Square shaped glow igniter: 3.2 to 3.7 amps
If you can give me the exact model number off your range (usually located around the oven door or on the back of the range) I can give you the correct part number you will need. Most appliance repair stores carry the igniter. I hope this helps you.
sounds like you have a wire harness problem. Turn off the electric and take off the back panel. The two wires you want to be concerned with are the red and black that are coming off the terminal block.
Check for burns or breakage.