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Power light staying on

I recently had an element blow on my Inglis range. Now as long as the range is plugged in the power indicator light for that element remains lit. The element seems to be working fine. I have power when the switch is on and it doesn't get hot when the switch is off. Do I need to replace the switch as the light is powered by a terminal off of the switch?

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Yes the switch does need to be replaced the contact has welded together please rate me

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