The two large burners won't stay heated. They will will go on and off on their own to the point where I can't get a pot of water to boil. The two smaller burners seem to work fine. Does something need replaced and if so, what part would it be and how can I find out that's the problem?
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Re: burners won't stay heated
If you are using the range to do general ever day cooking then if the units are cutting of you could have and infinate control that is bad cutting the element off before the temp heats up the element, you also could have an element sensor that is turning off the element before it gets to the temp that you are wanting.
a volt meter and a wiring diagram is a must to find out what is wrong
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Turboboil is a feature offered on a number of Kenmore electric ranges and cooktops. Without you model number it's hard to get into specifics - but turboboil is a special, high wattage heating element that delivers up to 3KW of energy to a specific heater on the cooktop. If I understand correctly, you would only use this setting when you wish to bring water to a boil in the shortest period of time possible - then change to a normal burner heat setting to maintain the temperature of the water in the pot.
Remember, an electric heat element is turned "full on" and "full off" as needed to maintain temperature (unlike a dimmer knob controls a light bulb). The turbo boil turns on a "double heater" to rapidly heat the water - after water reaches 212 degrees, it can not be heated any further (it turns into steam) so you should switch to a normal burner mode from that point forward.
You will need:- Large cooking pot- Grinder- Tongs- Hot pads or oven mitts (mitts are recommended)- CautionPut the grinder into a large cooking pot. Fill the pot with water until the grinder is completely submerged. Make sure that the plastic parts of the grinder do not touch the bottom or sides of the pot. On the stove-top bring the water in the pot to a boil. Once the water is boiling turn off the heat. The grinder is now very hot and full of hot water so be careful not to burn yourself. Using tongs remove the grinder from the water and hold it upside down to drain most of the trapped water back into the pot. Now turn the grinder upright again to trap any remaining hot water. Using your hot pads or oven mitts grasp the glass part of the grinder in one hand and the plastic part with the other hand and pry them apart. Let both parts of the grinder dry completely then refill it and snap the plastic top back on. These make great grinders for other spices as well such as coriander. Enjoy!
This could be a problem with the gas regulator, gas supply pressure or the burners need to be cleaned. Here are the cleaning instructions for the burners. If you are still having problems with the burners I would recommend having the gas pressure & regulator checked.
Fill the bottom to the line with water. Put two cups of rice in the top and two cups of water. Put on stove top on high until lower water is boiling, turn to medium heat. For white rice check after about 20 minutes, if water is assorbed and rice is tender, fluff with a fork...eat. If it needs a few more minutes of cooking, no problem.
Brown rice will take about 45 minutes.
I have used my stove top cooker for at least 35 years...ordered it with box top and some money from Comet Rice.
The burner has a short now. The burner is a resistor and when it is shorted the burner will not heat to its full capability. You should be able to replace the burner element. Home Depot or Lowes may have the part you need or you can most likely get them from Amazon. They have everything.
Make sure you are using the type of commercial coffee pot like the one in the picture. They don't have to have to be plastic with the metal bottom, they can be all glass. The commercial pots are heavy duty and usually disperse the heat well.
If you are using commercial pots the only solution without replacing the warmers is to put three pennies on the warmer and to put the pot on top of them. The pennies will get hot so don't forget and grab them but the pennies help to move the pot just a little way away from the direct heat.