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Stove problem - outer cirlcle of an expandable element not working

I've got a Frigidaire Gallery black ceramic top stove. The model number wasn't totally clear but I'm pretty sure it's either CFES388REB1 or CFES388RED1.

It has 4 elements, two small, one large (left rear) and one expandable element (right front). The inner circle of the exandable element works but the outer portion hasn't been working for the past week or so. Is there an easy way to fix this (like a fuse change?) or need I call a repair person?

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Re: stove problem - outer cirlcle of an expandable...

You will need to call a professional these are very complicated and not easy to service, there are no fuses either. It will most likely be the element itself that has failed and they are not cheap. It also could be the switch too however it will take a person very familiar with schematics to properly diagnose it. Or you could just replace the element and switch yourself and that would most likely solve it.

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Re: stove problem - outer cirlcle of an expandable...

Depending on the model & year purchased, these may be under recall for a fire hazard involving elements that stay on....
is the site to check, (my GALLERY had this problem, and it's almost always the expandable element that fails.... you can get it fixed whether or not you experienced this problem, they will send a free repair service to avoid future liability... yours does not appear on the list, but I would call Frigidaire anyway, to see if they will add this model to the service recall list

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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