Question about Maytag MER6772 Gemini Electric Kitchen Range
My hot surface indicator light stays on and won't go off. I have tried powering down the range as well as heating it up and cooling it off. Any ideas?
I have a whirlpool smooth top range, with a hot indicator for one of my elements/burner that stays on all the time. At first I could tap on the glass top and it'd go off, but then not anymore - just stayed on. Then recently, the element began to not cycle properly to provide adequate heat. I deduced the problem was likely with the limiter switch (not the infinite switch). I replaced the element (part was about $100) which had the limiter switch already integrated with it. The element works properly now.
Posted on Dec 18, 2012
The component that controls the hot surface light is part of the element. If there is a light for each element you just replace that element. If there's one for the whole surface or each side you'll have to figure out which element is causing the problem.
Posted on Nov 14, 2007
If you could see through the glass, you'd see "temperature sensors" located near the elements. They're very sensitive little guys, and rightly so! Their job is to detect temps and energize the warning light on the cooktop so users won't get burned.
To answer your question... It appears that there is an issue with the front left sensor (and possibly the right as well). The temp warning lamps should NEVER go off immediately. Please call for warranty repair (1-800-GE-CARES). This is an unsafe condition for you and your Family. The warning indicators are there for a reason and should indicate high temp's as long as high temp's are present.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
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