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The "hot surface" light will not go out. - Kitchen Ranges

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  • presterd Aug 30, 2010

    How does one check or change this burner sensor or light? Does the ceramic cook top lift up?

  • presterd Sep 01, 2010

    It is a Whirlpool Accubake System, Super Capacity 465, model # RF386 PXG OR # RF388LXG.(I cannot tell which from the manual, and I haven't tried to pull it out from the wall to look at the back panel).

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Please give me more info on Make &
model, plus problem description. (i.e. is the light on but the surface is cool?)

Posted on Sep 01, 2010

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Can you please provide me with the make and model of the Kitchen range and then from there i will be able to better assist you with your problem. Thanks, Midwest-tek

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Hello,

There could be a problem with your burner sensor (stuck open or closed) or your indicator light circuit. you will need to check or replace the entire light unit.

Take care.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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