My front right burner seems to be constantly on (low heat) and doesn't shut off unless I unplug the unit. Once I plug it back in I get a "hot surface" indicator light, even though the "elment on" light is off.
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Re: Smooth Top doesn't cool down ????
Does the lindcator light remain on nall burners cold to touch?, or is the element actuall on low?? if just the hot surface indicatoris on and elelmnts are cold to touch you hae a bad element. if the elemnt wont shout off the problem is in the switch. i would ck with manufacture depending on age you may have a part warr for 5 yrs on the elemnt itself
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The temperature sensor located on the that element is failing. the sensor red light reminds you that the burner area is still hot. The light should go out once the glass top has cooled,but the failing sensor won't allow it. A slight rap with your hand on glass top over that burner once cool will put the light out. It more than likely continue until the unit is replaced.
Per Goodman installation manual:
Misaligned burners, blocked flue, induced draft motor failure. I'd check the inducer first. Up top you'll see a small motor. Near it youll see a small ruber like hose. That hose goes to a round safety called an air proving switch. The end of the hose that connects to the metal, remove it and make sure the metal hole is not stopped up. Make sure the hose is clear and not kinked. Make sure the induced draft motor is working, should be the first action in a series of operation during heat. The air proving switch should close during normal operation, has 2 wires that are connected. Check all wires for loose connections, while the furnace is unplugged and no power present. Make sure everything is put back where it belongs and try it again. Most of these issues are IDM related but I have seen the rollouts open due to burners firing towards the wall of the unit, instead of into the opening of the heat exchanger. Work safe and I hope this helps!
The furnace could be shutting off on High Limit ...means your furnace is running too hot...check your filter and make sure return air vents are clean and clear....also it can be the Heat anticipator in your thermostat...which controls how many times your furnace cycles...basically your furnace should come on and off 5-6 times/hr ....need more info on your type of furnace and type of thermostat
DOES YOUR DRYER HAVE THE LINT SCREEN ON THE TOP? IF SO, REMOVE THAT AND TAKE TWO SCREWS OF(CARE NOT TO DROP IT INTO THE VENT). PULL THE TOP PANEL TOWARD YOU LITTLE BIT AND LIFT UP, THERE WILL BE TWO 5/16 SCREWS INSIDE FRONT PANEL, REMOVE AND UNPLUG THE LID SWITCH CONNECTOR, FRONT PANEL WILL COME OUT. THE GAS VALVES AND COILS ASSEMBLY WILL BE ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT. UNPLUG AND TAKE THE SCREWS OFF THE BRACKET AND REPLACE COILS. CHECK FOR CONTINUITY ON COILS, IT SHOULD READ 1.3 TO 1.9 OHMS. THE ONE WITH THREE TERMINAL, CHECK OHM FROM MIDDLE TERMINAL TO OUTSIDE TERMINALS.
Hello,This problem is going to be your safety valve coils...basically they get old and over time of heating then cooling develop a short when they heat up...It may appear the gas lights to start but then goes out until the safety valve coils cool back down. Here is a picture of the coils This should solve your problem. Hope this helps, Please feel free to comment again if you have any further questions or concerns. Good Luck! Mike
I would avoid it unless the manufacturer says its okay. I'd get in touch with them.
You did not say what kind of heating system the unit has. Induction units will not work right with multi-burner systems and other systems such as radiant burners will cause heating that is not in the right places.
Sounds like you have a hot surface ignitor that has gone out. Go down to the unit remove top cover to inspect the operation of unit. First stage is draft fan it should come on and clear out the flue about 2 min. later the hot surface ignitor starts to glow it sits right in front of the burners if no glow the ignitor needs to be replaced. let me know how it turns out. Ken
Unplug the range. Wait a few minutes, then plug the unit back in.
Reset the clock per your user manual. A pdf copy of your manual may be available on line at the Magic Chef site or the Maytag site, since Maytag has or had a similar model.