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Ge range hi my ge spectra has the dual front burner. this one burner does not work. unfortunately, i let a friend look at it. the ceramic ring is broken-don't know if it was broken while looking or before. also, the crimp wire that makes the circles was cut at the connection-this was done by the friend instead of sliding off the connectors. it is just cut on one connection. he said when i set the new part it will come with all this fixable or junk? the knob to this burner was stripped out. the stove was in my rental house, and i'd like to be able to fix it if possible. thanks for any help.

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If the ceramic ring you're talking about is around the far outside of the element, then it being broken isn't a big deal (as long as pieces aren't missing). Its just an insulator.

If the knob is stripped, how are you turning the burner on? Are you sure the problem is the element and not the knob?

Either way, since your "friend" cut the wire, the element is not going to work properly. The crimp connections are designed to be removed and replaced, and the element is not going to come with any additional parts. Go to Radio Shack or an auto parts store and get a replacement crimp connector. You'll have to strip and recrimp a connector on the wire your friend cut. The wire may not be long enough now, though, so you'll have to twist the element while installing it so that the wire will reach. This should be fine as there's plenty of room to spin the element around.

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