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Surface element not working

Hello,

I have a 790.92429301 range, whereof the left front burner is not working, it doesn't heat up (it doesn't get red glowing). If I try to switch the element on the indicator light 'element on' lights up. All other elements are working fine, as well as the oven.
I opened the the top and unscrewed the element support (after disconnecting the power), to take a look at the element, it looks fine not burned, not broken, not black, it looks as good as the burner next to it.
I didn't got a chance yet to unplug it to measure the resistance, the connectors are a bit tide, and I don't want to damage the element or other parts.
You think the the element is broken? How do I unplug the element carefully?

Thanks in advance,
Michael

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  • MichaelStelt Feb 12, 2008

    Hi tech17,

    Thanks for your answer. I figured the rod was the sensor, btw the sensor looks good, not black or broken. So, it still can be broken when it looks good?
    When I order a new element, does it come with a new insulator case (the aluminum case with terra-cotta)?

    Thanks,
    Michael

  • MichaelStelt Feb 19, 2008

    Hi, I replaced the element, connectors are at the right spot, same situation. So, replaced the old element back and will send the new element back to Sears; I probably have to let an engineer come over.

    Thanks,
    Micheal

  • MichaelStelt Feb 29, 2008

    I got an engineer to replace the switch; and guess what. FixYa!!!

  • MichaelStelt Feb 29, 2008

    I got an engineer to replace the switch and guess what; FixYa!
    Thanks.

  • Hank4help Apr 22, 2008

    Hello,



    I have a Fridgedaire electric - smooth top.

    One of the elements seemed to have burned out.



    How do I open the item up and what do I replace ?

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Hi tech17,

Thanks, I will let an engineer come anyway we will move out in two weeks or so, so there is not much time to wait for the items to arrive by mail.

Gr,
Micheal

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If the indicator lites up replace the element the sensor is probably bad you can take a small screwdriver and pry the connectors loose safely btw the sensor is the rod running across the element

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

  • robert samples Feb 12, 2008

    yes it does as a complete unit

  • robert samples Feb 19, 2008

    no if the element didnt fix it then it has to be the switch sorry most of the time its the element when i deal with it i replace both but on here i try to save people mony

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