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My Kenmore electric cook-top, model C970-404792, keeps burning out the infinity switch, front left. I bought the unit in 2005 and have replaced the switch 3 times and now have to replace it again. Any ideas why this switch is so faulty?

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Probably had something short out and possibly ruined one or more components too. Unless you are electrically inclined I would call the repair man. I cannot see your repyl due to some tech issue w/ the site, so it may be a day or so before I can reply again. Please leave feedback for me if appropriate. Thanks

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

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First of all, if the cook-top broke as a result of a manufacturer defect, the repairs should be covered under the manufacturer's warranty. In this case, the repairs would be done at no cost to you. If, however, the glass top was broken as a result of the consumer, the repair will not be covered (even if it is still under warranty). If this is the case, it does not require an engineer to replace a glass cook-top. It can be time consuming, though. If you are somewhat savvy with fixing things, it can be accomplished by the average do-it-yourselfer. The following link explains how to replace most glass cooktops:

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The tedious part of replacing the cook-top is carefully removing and handling each burner element. These are usually ceramic and are very fragile. You must be handled with care. If there is no common disconnect, you also will be required to unplug each burner assembly one at a time and label the wires. A digital camera can come in very handy for this as well. The easiest way to do this is to remove the old shattered cook-top, first and lay it side by side with the new one. Remove and install one burner element at a time.

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SOUNDS LIKE YOU MAY HAVE A WIRE BURNED. CAN YOU USE A MUTIMETER?

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SOURCE: kenmore glass top range left front large burner out

check the burner socket, it is likely that contact is being lost where the burner connects to the hardwired portion of the system (the socket). It is not unusual for the socket to "burn up" when there is a poor connection to the burner resulting in the burner being replaced and the new burner not working or working intermittently.

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I poured a little amonia and used a heavy duty scrub brush to take off some of the same types of spots from a boil over. It took a little bit of elbow grease but it ewas the only thing that took it off after trying 6 or 7 different things. I hope this helps

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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Fist of all... Do you know for sure that you Halogen Buner needs replacing...I have found that the Infinity Switch burns out before the element does.
With the power off, remove the back panel.
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