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I have a maytag electric range, model# mer5730aaw the front right burner gets cooks like its on high when its set to low. replaced the switch now it cycles on and off only on the high setting, you never see the element come on. i looked at the schematic to see how to wire the switch so i know that is right. is there a sensor thats bad or is it possible my switch is defective

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If, when you turn on a burner, it fails to spark but you hear sparking at other burners, the igniter or the burner switch probably needs replacement by an appliance repair person.
If your range has a pilot light, be sure the pilot light is lit.

if a burner doesn't work at all:

1) Be sure the circuit breaker serving the appliance is in the "On" position and that its fuse has not blown. Check both the main electrical
panel and any secondary sub panels that supply power to the furnace or appliance. If necessary, reset the circuit breaker or replace the fuse. If the circuit blows again, there is probably a short in the electrical system.

2) Be sure the appliance's switch is turned on and that the appliance is plugged in.

3) Be sure the appliance's power switch is turned on. This may be on the appliance or, in the case of a gas furnace, next to or inside the furnace cabinet. If it isn't on, turn it on and wait a few minutes.

4) Be sure the thermostat or heat dial is set properly.

5) If the appliance has a pilot light, be sure it's working.




When an electric element doesn't work, either it isn't receiving electric power or it's likely that the element or receptacle it plugs into is faulty.
Check the other elements. If none work, the circuit breaker has probably tripped. Reset it at the electric panel. If the problem reoccurs,

If just one burner isn't working, try to pinpoint the source of the problem, which will likely be a bad element/burner or a problem with its connection receptacle. In some cases it's the switch or the wiring. To replace a bad switch, repair the wiring, or replace the receptacle, use the manual.


A burner that plugs into a receptacle is easy to test. After turning off the range's power at the main electrical panel, just unplug the non-heating burner, plug it into another working receptacle, restore the power to the range, and test it. If the burner works, you know its original receptacle is probably faulty. If it doesn't work in the good receptacle, the burner is bad and should be replaced. Buy a replacement, and simply plug it into the receptacle.
When you remove the burner, look for burned wires or a charred receptacle. Check the receptacle or terminal block to see if it's cracked, loose, or looks burned. If you notice any of the above signs, replace the faulty component, too. If the male burner prongs are corroded, always change the female receptacle it was plugged into.

God luck.

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