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Surface unit indicator light is always on

Even when the burners are off the light is on... I think it could be a fuse issue... but not even sure where to check.. Other then that the unit works perfect. Any help would be appreciated.. Coffy

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  • coffybeans Oct 10, 2007

    Thank you for your help. The light stays on non stop saying the burner is on... so if this is the limiter on the burner.. how do i find it? thank you again,, coffy

  • scott225 Jan 14, 2009

    The hot surface indicator lights on our Whirlpool 465 RF396LXE smoothtop range stay on for hours and days after the burner is off and has cooled. I wonder how much electricity this is using and whether it's a simple fix or a service call. Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    THE BURNER STOP WORKING BUT THE RED LIGHT WHICH NORMALLY INDICATES THE SURFACE IS HOT, FOR THAT BURNER ALWAYS STAYS ON

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Coffy, if you are talking about the hot surface indicator lights, they are controlled by the limiter on the burner itself. When the burner heats up the limiter closes and sends power to the light (hot surface). When the burner cools the limiter is supposed to open cutting power to the hot surface indicator light. They may be stuck closed. If you are talking about the lights on the back panel, that is controlled by the infinate switch itself. Catriver

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One set of contacts in a surface unit switch is "welded" together, causing the burner indicator (pilot) light to remain on even when all burners are shut off.
With power disconnected to the range, remove the back cover behind the switches and pull one of the wires going from a surface unit switch to the indicator lamp. Make sure the bare wire is not touching anything and reconnect power. If the light goes out (and still goes on when the other burners are turned on) you found the bad switch. If light still on, repeat the procedure with another one of the burner switches (reconnecting the first) until you find which switch is the bad one. (most often it is the burner you use the most, generally the right front burner) If you post your full model number and tell me which switch it is, I can look up the part number for you.

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