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Cooktop burner doesn't switch between small and large

Hello - I have a GE JBP78W oven/cooktop with one burner that can switch between a small or large size functioning burner. I cannot get the burner to operate as a large burner after switching to the large size.

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  • Tonylube Apr 11, 2008

    Hi Ginko,
    I want to make sure I understand what you're suggesting. You say switch or part #3 may be the culprit. The switch I'm referring to is part #33. The dial/switch associated with the burner works; it admits power to the element, but only 6" of the total 9" of teh element heat up, which would represent the "LO" setting of the toggle switch labeled #33. My issue is when i toggle to "HI", the entire 9" element does not heat up. Only the inside 6" heats up. Another response I recieve from Fixya said the element wasn't working that needed replacing. What do you think based on the additional detail above? Thanks.

  • Tonylube Apr 27, 2008

    The problem was fixed by replacing the heating element (not the switch).

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The burners are controlled by switches, that are the one you turn when you turn the knob. Iwf the burner does not switch to high mode than you need to change the switch.
The switch for your appliance has part number:
WB21X5243
You can by the part from manufacturer clicking here.

Here is an exploded view of your kitchen panel.

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The switch is indicated with number 3 in the picture, There should be at least ttwo of them, depending on the model. That is what you need to replace.
Its price is $40.50 from GE.

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Are you saying that the flame is doesn't get big.??

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The switch in the oven needs replaced

Posted on Apr 06, 2008

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    cory casper Apr 11, 2008

    Like I said, the switch needs replaced

  • cory casper
    cory casper Apr 11, 2008

    The burners are controlled by switches, that are the one you turn when you turn the knob. Iwf the burner does not switch to high mode than you need to change the switch.
    The switch for your appliance has part number:
    WB21X5243

  • cory casper
    cory casper Apr 27, 2008

    based on the info you gave the answer was right.

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