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Maytag electric range with ceran 4 burner top. Biggest burner will stop heating food after an extended period of cooking. Once range cools down, the burner works again. Suspect burner thermostat is faulty. Model MER5730ACW, several years old. This is the first problem we have had with it. What I have done so far: Opened top and checked wiring to offending burner and nearby thermostats and all looked fine. Checked voltage at the burner and got 240V with switch turned on.

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  • robert_ma89 Sep 02, 2010

    This range has a glass top (ceran) and so does not have easily removable elements. Do you have experience with this model of Maytag range?

  • robert_ma89 Sep 03, 2010

    I will check the part number with Maytag service tomorrow for availability. Thank you.

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The biggest burner is i belive r front . the burner with limiter will have to be replaced as it does turn on and cycle but after warm up shuts down so burner element are of and tempt sensor is bad . just replace it and our good to go mm

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  • dennis dodge Sep 03, 2010

    ck ing the cost and best way to correct element problem the element with limiter is 126.51 pt # 12500038 -- the limiter is n l a as a seperate part and can only be purchased with element . mm thanks for using fix ya . let me know if you need more help with problem **** ..

  • dennis dodge Sep 03, 2010

    robert the top is released by remobing the screw's under the front edge . then it will hinge up you do need a helper . I use a box to support top . the element is held by screws 1/4 in from the under side . have the new element there and unplug one wire at a time set the old element aside and install the new one in the reverse.. its not too tuff. and if you have a helper .. it will go easer. mm ( p s make sure to unplug range before lifting up the top . mm )

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Hello,

If one of your burner heating elements works only intermittently, it's probably because of worn or bad contacts in the receptacle that the element plugs into. On most electric ranges, you can remove the element by lifting it up several inches and firmly pulling it away from its attachment (receptacle). Read your owner's manual to learn the correct technique for your range. If, after removing the element, you see that the ends of the element that were plugged in are pitted, corroded, burned, scarred, or rusted, replace both the element and the receptacle.

Take care.

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