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Dual element burner on glasstop range...inner element stays on

I have a 4-year old Frigidaire Electric Range Model #PLEF398CCC with a glasstop. The right front burner is a dual (expandable) burner. The inner (small) element will not shut off, even with the control in the "OFF" position. I tried replacing the control switch (a $35 part), and I'm still having the same problem. The outer (large) element seems to be working fine and can be regulated with the control, but the inner element seems to be stuck in the "ON" position.

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  • snickerb Jan 22, 2009

    I have had this problem. IT is the circuit board that controls the stove top. This board is located in the lower right back of the stove. If you find the right wires, you can unhook the bad one element. You can then use the rest of the burners until you get the part installed. I think it is about $150.



    Then in a few months the controller will fail , mine just did. This controls the oven upper and lower heat. This board is located where the clock is. This part is about 250 without the labor and is out of stock where I looked.



    So far my dishwasher failed at 3.5 years and the range at 5 years. I can't wait until my fridge fails.



    Good luck in fixing it. I am tossing my hunk of junk!



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It is the burner control (behind the knob). The triac in the control has failed. $50 item, 10 minute change. Just make note which wire goes to which terminal.

I doubt that it is the control board, as the board has little to do with the stove top, but rather controls the display and the oven temperature/feedback monitoring.

Hope this helps.

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As this is a safety problem, it is covered by a Frigidaire (or Sears for the Kenmore model) voluntary recall. They will send a tech to fix for free. Go to http://www.laundrypumprecall.com/node42.aspx

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I have ge glass top. top elements and oven not working.

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