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Surface Burner not heating

Frigidaire Electric Range, Model Number: FEF455WFBE
Turned on one surface elements. Heard a pop and saw a spark between the element terminal end and the terminal plug. Turned off. All other surface elements are working.

The elements terminal end has a small hole. Tried replacing the surface element but it did not heat up.

Checked the terminal plug. The wires just at the terminal end look frayed and burnt.

Want to repair myself. Terminal plug kits come with wiring but before I start I would like the wiring schematics, that is were does the wire go to and how do I get there> Is there a step by step guide with schematics?

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  • anna_cano May 16, 2009


    To Maytag317,
    Yeah, maybe you don't, but those two wires goes through a small hole I want to know where before I start.

  • anna_cano May 16, 2009

    I know the replacement wires attach to terminal plug. The question is where to access other end of the wire. It goes through a small hole to somewhere. Where do I access to connect the wire?

  • anna_cano May 17, 2009

    Installed new terminal plug and surface element. Did not heat up on high. I tried new surface element in place of the other large element to make sure it worked and it works fine.



    Attempted again. Element did heat up on low #1 setting, moved it to high and got red hot. Lowed to #3 and element seemed to stay red hot Turned off and let cool.



    Third attempt. Turned heat to #3 setting nothing happened.



    Any suggestions?

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HI, The wire that comes with the receptical also comes with wire nut and instructions. It is only a two wire receptical so you will not ned a schematic. Alos, make sure the ends of the element are clean (no burn marks) or it will ruin the ne receptical in time. Can I help further?

Vic

Posted on May 16, 2009

  • Victor
    Victor May 16, 2009

    THe two wires are only gonna be 4 to 5 inches long. You will need to cut and splice them underneath the cook top (if we are talking about the same kit) Sorry I didn't explain that.

  • Victor
    Victor May 17, 2009

    I would say that when the element popped original; that it ruined the burner switch.

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