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Smoke coming from control knob

Smoke is coming from the control knob and it smells like an electrical fire.

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Sounds like you have a bad (elemnet)infinite switch. turn off the power before something really shorts out, replaceing the switch requires uninstalleing hte cooktop from the cabinet , removing the glass top and replacing the switch. first seeing which one is damaged

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