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My cooktop suddenly would not turn off the front left burner.  It blew the breaker if you even tried to turn the knob.  A few days we left the breaker on and a pot of water on the burner so we could use our oven (constantly having to turn the breaker on and off).   Within a few days smoke started coming from the knobs.  An electrician came and cut the wires and capped them.  Is anyone else having this problem?  Are there any ge profile cooktop recalls?  Even if it were to be repaired, I would still be scared it would malfunction again and cause an electrical fire.  Advice?

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  • afamily Oct 29, 2007

    Thank you.  GE tried to tell me we were hit by lightning and that was that.  You are the 3rd person who suggested a new burner switch.  I'll make the call today.  Thank you again.

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    WE HAD THE SAME PROBLEM WITH THE LEFT FRONT BURNER NOT SHUTTING OFF, FINALLY FLIPPED THE BREAKER FOR A FEW DAYS BEFORE IT STAYED OFF. IS IT CHEAPER TO BUY A NEW STOVE?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    no spark sound at all, is the spark modual problem? Is it repalcable? what is the part number?

  • Anonymous May 04, 2008

    Left front ingiter won't stop ticking!  I'll try using the breaker to turn it off. Sunday morning 7am!!! Help...

  • 2000expilot Jun 18, 2008

    I noticed the stove top wouldn't stop "clicking" so I unplugged the stove. Then after I plugged it back in I noticed the right rear burner wouldn't click or light. The clicking all comes from the left front, but with my right rear burner there is nothing right now. Does that mean I need to replace the burner switch?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    Burner knob will not turn

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No recalls that I know of.  The switch for that burner has shorted and will need to be replaced.  It will be fine once it is repaired.

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