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1 coil heats, the other 3 don't

My RF365's front left coil heats, but the rest don't heat. I'm not sure what's wrong and I'm looking for some help.

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Take a flashlight & look into the receptical where the burners plug in. If it looks burned up, then you need to replace the recepticals(part #330031). If the burner prongs are burnt looking, they need to be filed clean or replace the burners too. If you plug burnt burner ends into a new receptical, it will burn the receptical in no time. Try spreading the prongs on the burners before plugging them back in to make a tighter contact.  

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