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If all the burners are out try turning your circuit breaker off then back on and try it again. If it works you may need to replace your breaker....if not I would have a technician check it out

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Hot surface light stays on


Then its probably hot. With such a vague question. You get a vague answer. But really it could be the intimate switch for the element or if smooth top the element itself.

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When I had floorboards put in, my little boy stepped on the glue(with shoes) and transferred to tiled area which has got that uneven surface(not smooth)


To remove the glue - assuming it is in fact a heat glue - you need to heat it and get it to stick to something else.
Normally you put a brown paper bag over the stuff and iron it with a normal domestic iron. If the surface is *really* uneven then heating it gently with a hot air gun then pressing a paper bag on top will work as well.
Use brown paper because it is more absorbent than other papers. Don't use newspaper because it has a habit of transferring ink to the other surface. You can also use a piece of cotton sheeting and even kitchen towel works too.
If you're talking about the "basically flat but slightly uneven surface" of a tile used on the kitchen floor, I'd probably use a couple of sheets of kitchen towel with a good texture pattern. Press a hot iron on top to transfer the heat and the glue will come up easy.
A final wipe with mineral turpentine will help to remove the last of the waxy residue.

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Hot indicator surface light will not turn off on maytag smooth top oven cre9600bce. always stays red even when oven or cook top not in use. What part is needed.


I had the same problem, but I found out it was only when one particular burner was turned on. I waited for the problem burner to cool, then took the fist of my hand and tapped on the burner itself and the light goes out every time. Works like a charm..probably a loose connection with that one burner.

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Surface burner on electric smooth top range not heating. When turned on, the left rear burner does not light up at the dial or on the surface. How can we determine if replacement is necessary or there is a...


I have a GE Spectra smooth stove top and it has two burners in one, The problem is that the inside burner is not working. I need to find out how I can get into the stove to see how to fix it. Does anyone else have this problem and how did you fix it?

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GE EVOLUTION Glass top. The hot surface(Glass top)


Individual burners, located directly under the cooktop glass, contain a temp sensor which lights up the hot surface lamp when they sense a hot condition. If the light stays on after all burners are cool, one of the sensors has shorted out. The sensors are an integral part of the burner, so the offending burner must be replaced to solve your constant on hot light.

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Pilot Light Wont Light


Take off the top cover plate inside the oven. Now with the door open turn the oven on does the hot surface glow? If it doesn't glow then you have a bad igniter and needs to be replaced. What ever you do don't touch the surface of the new igniter human oil will shorten the life of the igniter. now if the hot surface glows then the gas valve is bad and need to be replaced. I'm betting it's the hot surface.

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Smooth Top doesn't cool down ????


does the lindcator light remain on nall burners cold to touch?, or is the element actuall on low?? if just the hot surface indicatoris on and elelmnts are cold to touch you hae a bad element. if the elemnt wont shout off the problem is in the switch. i would ck with manufacture depending on age you may have a part warr for 5 yrs on the elemnt itself

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Hot surface indicator


The component that controls the hot surface light is part of the element. If there is a light for each element you just replace that element. If there's one for the whole surface or each side you'll have to figure out which element is causing the problem.

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One of my burners is out, and I do not know how to get under the cooktop


You can check the element from the switch on the control panel. Unplug the oven, remove the back and put an ohm meter on r1 and r2 terminals to check resistance. If it shows open then the element is bad. If it shows resistance then replace the switch. To remove the top there should be screws under the front part of the top which you can see when you lower the door then just lift up. You won't be removing just the glass.

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