Smoke pours from under the range top when a burner is on
This morning, as I boiled some water, smoke started pouring out from under the range top of my Maytag electric range. In addition, the top of the range got REALLY hot -- and stayed hot for a looooong time.
The smoke smelled greasy, but I haven't spilled anything on it recently. I pulled out the coil, and there seemed to be no reason for the smoke. The smoke itself seemed to come from BELOW the drip-pan area.
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I gathered up the courage and left the element on for a while, carefully using aluminum foil in place of a drip pan. No bad smell. The initial odor was just the residual burning off of the last of the rust/dust. I was worried about directly contacting the hot element with the foil so I made sure it didn't directly touch the element but that was probably an unnecessary concern as aluminum foil has a very very high melting point
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i think it has become stuck on there as i am assuming it was hot when you put it on and it cooled down before you went to lift it. a vacuum has caused it to become stuck fast, i would recommend that you pour boiling water on it for a few minutes to increas the heat under it (put some kitchen towels over it to retain the heat and prevent the hot water going everywhere)...keep doing it and hey presto, the thing should lift up. be patient it may take a few kettles of water.
On page 23 Also called page (1-3) you will see a test procedure, do that first then check the fault code page. Page 26 will detail what the fault codes mean. F- means there is a fault between the communication boards (replace display board), while FC says the same thing but the result is the different and says replace the PRB. What this tells me is that the problem isnt the board or prb, but that moisture in the area is causing a short, and should be cleaned out with alcohol. If the error code were constant, the board would be bad. In your case, it changes after replug, so I suspect that a thorough clean of the control board area will be all thats needed.
normaly this little seal and washer is enough to keep the smoke in
you must have a unclear flueway. i would remove and clean the baffles in the top of the boiler burner first that make sure i have an updraught in the main flue pipe then try again
The burners are designed to cycle on and off, it is technology that helps to keep from burning food. If you are using the correct pan to burner size ratio and high setting on your burner, the water should boil in the normal time. Don't watch the pot (just kidding)
I would say buy a new one if you can get a replacement for $399.00.
You can get an idea of parts costs by going to SearPartsDirect.com and entering your model number. I would think the element would be about $25.00, and the top would probably be another $150.00. Add in labor, and your quickly over $200.
I would do the same thing if I didn't know how to work on them.
Smooth tops take a little geting used to than a coil top range....Make sure you have good flat cookware. NO GLASS COOKWARE. (ie vision ware.) Once the burner is set to high, it has to heat the glass, then the pot, so it does take about 2 min loger to boil, If you want to simmer, then i suggest bringing the item to a rapid boil, and then cutting back the heat to below the 1 on the range. and adjusting from there. All smooth top glass ranges do work in this manner. Most people can adjust to the switch, but not everyone can. there really is no problem with your range. BTW i work at sears, and i am surprised that no one helped you.