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Frigidaire FEFL79HS Element won't shut off

Front left element won't turn off. It stays at the same temp I last cooked on it at. I can turn the temp up, but it wont turn temp down. tried unplugging and left for a few hours - didn't fix the problem.

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SOURCE: Dual cooking zone burner not working

Okay...what you have is a dual element with the 6 inch coil burned out. Yes, this is repairable, but unfortunately, since this is a dual element, it is sold as one assembly. The part number for a replacement is WB30T10044, and you can find it at for about $90 (repairclinic item number 824238). I know it isn't cheap, but it beats having to pay for a service call, or buying a new appliance.

If you wish to repair this yourself, you can do so by following these steps:

1. UNPLUG the range before servicing. There are dangerous voltages still present even with burners turned off.
2. There are a few screws located under the front edge of the cook top. You will need to open the oven door to see them. Remove these screws and the top should lift up. If the range is not equipped with any kind of hinge supports, the top will have to be propped up.
3.On some ranges, there is a disconnect plug for the surface element wiring harness. If you have this feature, unplug the wire harness from the connector and follow these steps:

a. Unplug the cook top and leave the elements in place.
b. Place the whole cook top assembly face-down on a soft surface (like some old towels, or a blanket).
c. Remove the affected surface element. Take note of the numbered positions where the mounting screws are located and locations of the wires. You may want to write down the numbered positions and the wire color codes. HINT: A good digital camera can save you time if you have one. You will need to install the new element in the same manner.
d. Install new element (upside down). Handle the surface elements with care. They are very fragile. Care also must be taken not to handle the element coils or ceramic material. Try to handle from the underside of the element only. Oil from your hands can cause damage to the element and/or premature failure.
e. Re-install the cook top back on the range and you are DONE.

NOTE: If your range does NOT have a disconnect plug on the wiring harness you will need to perform the repairs with the cooktop propped up, and install the surface element assembly from underneath. A helpful hint: Use some duct tape to hold the element secure until you have it screwed back into place. Don't forget to remove the duct tape when completed. Once completed, lower the cook top and secure with screws.

I hope you find this information helpful. Let me know if you have require additional assistance.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Creda C461E Cooker

the control thermostat may also have been burned out. check it.

repair manuals can be located from here.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Dual element burner on glasstop range...inner element stays on

It is the burner control (behind the knob). The triac in the control has failed. $50 item, 10 minute change. Just make note which wire goes to which terminal.

I doubt that it is the control board, as the board has little to do with the stove top, but rather controls the display and the oven temperature/feedback monitoring.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Feb 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Element on light won't turn off when stovetop is cool

You have a burner sensor that is stuck in the open position sending the signal that the glass top is hot. This is not a safety concern but if you want the light working properly you will have to replace that sensor. Perhaps you can now call around and tell the various repair people what you need to have changed and they will be able to tell you how much it will cost.

Posted on May 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Front left dual element on a Frigidaire ceramic

open the door and look under the top remove the screws and the top will lift

Posted on Jun 23, 2009

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