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Cooktop light stays on when cool

I have a Kenmore electric cooktop, model 42645/42649/42656. One of the hot surface indicator light is stuck on, even though the burner is off and cool to the touch. We've tried turning the burner off and on, but the indicator light stays on. Any ideas?

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  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    we are having the same problem, just wondering if you got yours fixed and what you had to do. thanks

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    turned stove off and on again

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem for my jenn air cve3401

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    kENMORE COOKTOP INDICATOR LIGHT STAYS ON

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Please be more specific.

 

A.  What is the "plate cut-out"?

B.  How does one access it?

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

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The "hot top" indicator lamp is switched by a contact on the plate cut-out. sometimes this cut-out is available as a separate part but often must fit complete plate. by plate i mean the bit that gets hot!

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

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