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Stove top I'll have something on the stove top, on low, I turn it to simmer and the whole coil gets bright orange/red, it gets so hot that the coil pops up, and the pan sticks to the coils. Yet on the other hand, if it's on medium it may or may not get above warm. What would be the first thing I should think about changing?

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The switch regulates the output[heat ]at the element,so if you set on low and it goes to high replace you switch.hope that helps .God bless ,tom

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YOUR SWITCH IS BAD FOR THAT BURNER REPLACE THE SWITCH AND YOU WILL BE GOOD TO GO

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