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RB787WH1WW BURNER DOESN'T COME ON. WOULD IT BE THE SWITCH ITSELF OR THE BURNER ELEMENT? HOW CAN YOU TELL?

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  • Anonymous Feb 29, 2008

    I bought mine an less than a week later 3 of the eyes no longer come on just the front burner.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Model RB7787GYBB switch light on backboard comes on but the front glasstop burner does not come on.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    3 out of 4 elements stopped working after 1 1/2 years. All within the same week.

  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    Me too, right front burner doesn't heat, although indicator light does. It quit while it had been on "high" for about 15-20 minutes. Months before, (and not related?) the timer started to freeze on the minute setting from time to time - sometimes it works and sometimes it don't. I have a circuit tester but I'm not qualified on it - but I have an IBM engineer coming to dinner Sunday and I'm going to quiz him on how it works. Please advise any special tricks to getting to the wiring/components. Thanks, Mike Dominguez, Tucson, Arizona

  • Anonymous Feb 15, 2009

    Upper right burnner does not work after two years of used

  • eddiewyatt May 11, 2010

    Is that L1 to L2? Upper right connections looking from the back? I tried and they read open but so do the other 3 that do work. Those wires jumper over to the other switches. One red and one black. The ones that look to be for the burners appear to be L-H1 and L-H2. Based on the insulation used on them. Each burner has different colored wires. For instance the one I'm dealing with is yellow and yellow with a black dash. Could this be correct? I checked them and they read open. The ones on the other 3 read resistance.
    Thanks


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Could be either one.  You can check the element at the switch by checking for resistance on L1 and L2 with an ohm meter.  If it shows resistance then the element is ok, then you would replace the switch.  If it shows open the element is bad.  Make sure the oven is unplugged before removing panels and conducting test.

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