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Burner light does not go off on Amana AKT3040

I have an Amana AKT3040 and when I installed it one of the burner lights in the set of four in the middle of the unit always stays on. All four light will work when the burners are on but this one light never goes out even after the burners have cooled down. Also, when I turn on one of the knobs white smoke came out around the sides of the knob. It would go away when the knob was turned off.

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I had the exact same two problems with my AKT3040. Both problems were on the dual burner.
1. Problem with the "hot" light always ON was solved by replacing the burner (problem caused by defective temperature sensor), unfortunatley it seems you can't get the sensor by itself these days so I had to change the whole burner.
2. smoke came out from the knob controlling the dual burner: problem solved by replacing by a new knob. You have to be carefull since the replacement knob is a little different than the original part so you have to connect everything properly as per the provided instruction sheet.

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Sounds like a short in that particular burner circuit. Usually when the light stays on even after cool down the heat sensor is bad. This is inside the burner. If your getting white smoke the burner switch could also be shorted out.

Posted on Apr 07, 2008

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