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Stovetop heating elements making popping noise

When I turn on any of the top heating elements, I can hear an occassional popping noise - approximately every 15 seconds. I've located the source coming from the control panel. This began about two weeks ago. I've shut off the circuits and am leary about using the appliance at all. This is not a good thing with Thanksgiving three days away.

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Nabril, looks like you have a thermal fuse in the broil circuit. Take your meter and on the control board go to connector P2-2, should be a blue wire. Pull the connector off and see if you have continuity from the blue wire to the red wire on the terminal block (where the cord connects) power off, wires off. If you don't have continuity, it's probably that fuse. If you do, the only other thing I would think it could be would be the relay itself. The schematic does not show the placement of this fuse. It could be on the back panel or under the main top. Check out the pic. Part number..3196548 back.

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SOURCE: stove top or oven does not work however, clock

check your 220v outlet, you could have 110v and not the needed 220v to operate the elements. If you only have 110v at the outlet the one side of the double breaker is bad

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SOURCE: RF302BXP Whirlpool range. Lower/baking

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