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COOKTOP THE DUAL ELEMENT BURNER NO LONGER HEATS THE OUTSIDE RING. HOW DO I TEST THE SWITCH AND THE BURNER WITH MY VOLT/OHM METER TO DETERMINE WHAT IS BAD?

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  • jpmoorhead Nov 03, 2008

    Switching the wires around still left me with the same problem...outer ring does not heat up, only the inner ring. I'm going to attempt to replace the element. My stove is a Maytag glass top model MER5870AAW. Any suggestions?

  • sukhaid Jan 30, 2009

    The dual burner on my General Electric Profile JP350 cooktop does not turn on. How do I take the cooktop off to troubleshoot?

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Its been my experience that the dual burner switch is far more likely the culprit, unless you can physiclaly see the outer ring is broken( visual inspection works wonders. as far as trying to ohm out i generally look at theelemnet itself (4 wires lead to the elemnt you can trace 1 to the outer portion of element, and 1 to the inner portion.WITH POWER OFF Iswithc those 2 wires and the restore power try element ad watch for outer ring to work inner ring no good. now i know its the switch not sending power. reset wires and order new switch

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