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Red light won't go out

The red light that indicates that the coils are in use will not go out.  The light only stays on for the right hand side.  Any solutions?

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  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    The lights on/off indicator lights for the stove top elements never go out. We have to shut the stove off via the fuse box in order to get the lights to go out. This is not a problem with the oven on/off indicator light.

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If the indicator light you are referring to is the 'surface hot' light then the element has failed. Each element contains a sensor to detect when the element is hot, these sensors fail. The element will have to be replaced. If there is only one light to indicate hot surface, you will have to determine which element has failed.

If the indicator light you are referring to is the 'element on' light then the corresponding control switch has failed. Each control switch contains a switch that will illuminate a lamp to indicate a burner is on. This switch has probably stuck closed.

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