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Electric Cooktop Heating Elements Get Hot, Turn Off, Get Hot, Turn Off

I have a DECU 165-5BSB electric cooktop. When I turn the cooktops heating elements on they will get hot and then turn off--and then get hot agian. Also, when they get hot and I decide to turn it down to a lower setting the heating element will kick off. Is it suppose to do this? The heating elements should stay red hot continuosly correct? What is the problem? Thanks.

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Re: Electric Cooktop Heating Elements Get Hot, Turn Off,...

No they are made to cycle that way they are halagen and cycle with a sensor dont work like the old coil ones do enegey efficent and hotter than old coils dont use them without a pan on them to reflect heat back to the sensor to prolong their life

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