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On light flashes

The on light for the Custom Control Burner is continually flashing whether the burner is turned on or not. Also, the burner does not heat. Is this an indication that the element needs to be replaced or is there a problem with the switch?

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  • Peter Y May 25, 2008

    I have a Jennair JEC9536 Electric Cooktop with the on light flashing. I have replaced the broken custom control kit (which is a switch with a ciruit board). Why does the light continual to flash and I have no heat from the element?

  • BruceSabo May 11, 2010

    That sounds good, however, how is the "control kit" installed. Does the glass come off? Is there some diagram on how to do this? Thank you

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I would replace the custom control kit. elemnt usually fine that contorol kit is a new circuit board that only controls that one burner

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