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The coils on my electric maytag range don't make contact so they will not heat up unless I jiggle the burners

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Over time, the connectors (also called terminal blocks) will loosen causing them to degrade and eventually burn up. These connectors are easy to replace. Inspect the burner contacts for discoloration and pitting, is real bad, the burner should also be replaced.

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