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Did the element fail, or the switch, or the harness?

Both sections of the dual element (front right) stopped working simultaneously. How can I tell whether the problem is in the element, or in the switch, or in the harness?

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Buying and learning to use an ohmmeter is best. You can also inspect both the harness and the burner for damage. If nothing is burnt or broken, then you probably need the switch. Hope this helps!

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