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Problem with Precision Touch Control 500 Electirc Smoothtop

I was using the stove the other day and everything was fine, but the next day the largest element (which is also a dual element in that it has a size selector for larger pots) stopped working. The second element (the one that makes the total heating area larger) works, but the main portion does not. The specific model # is MER 5165RAS. I'm not having any other problems with it. I have reset the breaker and unplugged it over night and plugged it back in, but it still does not work.

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  • Michael Murphy Dec 21, 2007

    What would cause this and is there anything I can do to fix it or must I call a service tech.



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It's more than likely an open element or a burner thermo. There are 2 ways to check. One is find a wiring diagram and trace the burner circuit to see if the element circuit is open. The other way (and you have to be careful) is to remove the top, being very careful not to crack it lift it off and check the element leads for an open element or element thermo. There will be several screws around the bottom out base of the top. Check it and you will find out what is wrong.

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  • Kelly Sullivan Dec 29, 2007

    I doubt you have any burnt wires. It's more than likely the element. The only way to replace it is to remove the top. Just be careful.


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I think some wires may have burnt due to high voltage or overloading

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