Question about Kitchen Ranges
One of the four elements on my electric range is suddenly malfunctioning; it stays on high. I hadn't used the stove for the better part of a day, but it had been working up until then and there have been no changes I can identify. This evening I set it to medium and then to low and found it heated up to high. The problem persists. The only possible diagnosis I have found online is that the "switch control" needs to be replaced. Does that sound right? Is that easy and inexpensive to do?
Thanks for the pointer to the search page for parts. That is somewhat helpful, but I don't see the oven overview to help put it all together.
Oddly enough, after my last comment, it began working again! Perhaps I wiggled something I hadn't previously wiggled?
I wonder whether this was a short-lived, one-time problem or will be intermittent.
Posted on Jun 20, 2008
Yes you're right.
Inexpencive to do yourself and fairly easy if you are used to maintenance.
Check the item first for any loose wires, or anything obvious. No point in ordering a replacement if it's a quick fix.
If your hob has any temperature sensors fitted, it could be a faulty sensor - which the switch control then overcompensates for.
This is typical in radiant heaters, as they come on full untill the temperature is reached.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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