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Whirlpool Electric Range coil element gets red hot at low setting

It doesn't happen all the time, if I play with the dial enough I can get it to heat at medium etc.   I believe if is called an infinite switch attached to the dial since it doesn't click from one dial setting to the next.  This from a friend trying to help.

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  • homefixinmom Jan 02, 2009

    Hi Yamahakrisfi,
    Sounds good.  The model number is WGE30301, and I'm in Canada.

  • homefixinmom Jan 05, 2009

    Hi,
    I'm not sure what the long model number is.  I found schematics on www.whirlpoolparts.ca under that model I sent.  Hope this helps, otherwise, perhaps you'd be able to tell me how to get you the long model number.


    Thanks,
    Audrea

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Hi, Your problem is with the regulator switch! This is just a simple replacement of the switch unit. The tricky part is getting it to pieces to install the new one. If you can send me the model i might be able to assist you with taking it apart....
Get back to me if you need any further help......

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  • Kris Seymour Jan 02, 2009

    I cant find that model number anywhere? Could you send me the long model number?

  • Kris Seymour Jan 05, 2009

    Hi,Audrea, As you can see from the schematics, you will need to take the end caps off the facia control panel to access the reverse of the control panel. If you look at diagram 2 this shows you where the screws are located. Just follow these as it is self explanitary. If you have any further questions just get hold of me....

  • cadolfan Jun 06, 2011

    I have the same problem. I'm not sure how old the unit is because you can't read the model number. My guess is 20 years old. Is it worth it to replace the switch or just get a new one?

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