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Kenmore electric stove model c880.6383880 left front burner does not work....it is not the element itself as it heats up on another burner.

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    It has the glass cook top if that makes any difference.

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Hi,

sounds like you have the old-style coil elements on you stove.

your problem is the switch under the element, called the infinite switch. i would suggest to have a technician replace it. they usually charge for the labour but if you have never done it before, it's money well spent.

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