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Kenmore "Hot Surface" light

Stays on. Is that dangerous? I can't afford to fix it now, but I don't want to come home to a burned out house? Is it something I can fix? I know absolutely NOTHING about stoves, ovens, and so forth....

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  • scallywag194 May 04, 2009

    The hot surface light will not go off and the surface is cool.

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Hot surface light is turned on by a auxiliary switch across the plate. it is possible that the switch has stuck in the closed position. it is also possible that the plate is not turning off. feel the plate and check if it is at all warm. if not, then the auxialuary switch is stuck closed. not dangerous. to fix means replacing the limiter which is the rod you can see across the plate. sometimes you can only get the complete plate with limiter which is a bit pricey

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