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Loud Pop, blown Breaker

My wife reports she turned on a burner a few days ago and heard a loud pop and saw a bright flash around the pot. The cooktop breaker blew. I turned everything off, reset the breaker, and all seems fine now. Seems fishy to me (SHORT) but I don't see how to open the cooktop. Any thoughts?

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  • indorich1943 Sep 28, 2008

    My wife had the same problem. We turned the cooktop off, reset the breaker then in about 1minute it blew the breaker again. The breaker will not reset.



    In our home, the cooktop is on an individual breaker.

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Pull the unit away from the wall and inspect from rear. However, if all is fine, perhaps you simply overloaded the circuit that once. Were you running any other appliances (overhead microwave) at the same time?

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