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GE Spectra electric burner always on high

I've got a GE Spectra EER3000 electric glass stove top. Even though I have tried a number of lower settings, the front right larger burner effectively goes to high. I've scorched a couple of pans and burned food. I assume there's some kind of heating element or control that's gone bad . . . The other three burners are operating normally.

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  • Anonymous Sep 23, 2008

    I have a Whirlpool Electric smoothtop cooktop model number GJC3034RB. It's only 2years old and the front left burner stays on high no matter what you put the burner control switch to.

  • dougro1 Mar 04, 2009

    My problem is the "outer" burner on the right won't regulate at the same temp as the "middle" burner. GE Spectra.

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Sounds to me like the RF switch is bad.
Eddie Rentas
Tupper Lake NY

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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