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All 4 burners do not heat up very well or not in red color

I have a 24" stove which do not heat up very well. i need to switch the biggest coil burner in order that the other burner will heat up but not to the maximum heat like red color.

What should i do?

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I would CAREFULLY investigate that the electrical power is connected correctely. MAYBE you only have 120 instead of 240 on the one that doesn't heat well... OR maybe the element is defective.

If you aren't adept at this you might get a service person to check it out as the voltages are lethal.

The elements should get to a dull red color if correct.

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