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Help! burner on stove is dysfunctional

Please help. I bought an older home that contains a Tappan Centennial electric stove. The oven and the two front burners work fine. However, the two rear burner (left and right) don't work properly. They burn only on red hot whether I turn the knobs to high or to simmer; there is absolutely no difference. I tried exchanging the element from the working front one to the bad back one, but there was no difference. The back still worked improperly.

What should I do next? What is the problem?

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The elemnt is workin fine, its the control switch(infinite switch) thats having the problem, replace them both

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