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Can one half of the radiant heating element on an Electrolux range go bad?

The panel lights up,but the element does not heat up.When the higher setting is selected,the outer half of the element lights up,but not the smaller center

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  • expmdan Nov 17, 2014

    i should have been clearer, the problem is with the cooktop element

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Radiant heating elements are often dual elements and if your range uses these dual elements then yes, this is quite possible. However, other faults could cause a healthy element to not work properly.

  1. Contacts in the control switch could be burned out or seized,
  2. A wiring connector could be loose or oxidised
  3. The internal wiring may have developed a fault.
  4. The thermostat (if thermostatically controlled) may have failed
  5. Multiple, consequential or other fault conditions may exist.
A DIY 'trial and error' fix may work first time, but could end up being more expensive (and risky) than getting a professional in with the knowledge, experience and test gear to diagnose the source and extent of the fault before ordering spare parts.
I hope this helps.

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Each element is separately connected. One can burn out while the other remains functional. Those items can be obtained from several sources. One of those sources...
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2. If the power voltages are correct and you have standard surface burner elements:
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There are some parts which require knowing how many OHM's but in this case you just need to check for a break inside the element (continuity).

You can check an extension cord this way or set it on the volts setting and check batteries. all kinds of fun.

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