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970-698239 my front right element turns hot as soon as I turn on the breaker...and don't where the swithc to this touch panel...any ideas??? please help

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I'm having trouble with the model # provided. If there is no switch directly behind the knob that turns that element on then it has a control board that is most likely behind the back panel about midway down on the left side. If it is this setup you will need to replace the board. If it has a switch directly behind the knob then replace that switch. Make sure unit is not plugged in when looking for or replacing parts.

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