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Burner works intermittently

I have the above range/stove. Two of the burners on the stove work intermittently. Sometimes they do, sometimes not. The connection at the base of one actually sparked a little while trying to get it to work the other day. I have tried removing the burners and reseating the buriner in the receptical, but this only works for a little while if at all. what would cause this type of problem and how can I permanently/cocsistantly get these burners working.

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    My problem is similar but in my case only the Left front, speed heating, large element stopped working all together. I have tested the elements by

    swapping with the other remaining large element, no change. Both elements are good as the suspect unit works in the Right Rear fitting. The problem appears to be with the actual recepticle that the element plugs into. Couldn't see any wire damage but hard to see without taking apart. Everything else works, fuses are good to. RS.

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You have either a bad burner or a bad control for same, or bad connections.

With power removed use a pair of pliers to crimp the connections (after cleaning the ones on burner) going to the burner.

Posted on Jun 17, 2017

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hi Clogged burners are a very common problem with gas ranges because foods spilled on the burners block the gas ports and prevent ignition. On some gas ranges you can remove the top ring of the burner to expose the ports. Here's how to clean a burner:

Step 1: Turn off the power supply, both gas and electric, to the range. Then remove the burner.

Step 2: Soak the burner in a solution of mild household detergent and water. Clean it with a soft cloth.

Step 3: Clear the gas ports with a pin or needle, rinse the burner, and let it dry. Caution: Do not use a toothpick or matchstick to clean the gas ports. If the tip of the wood gets stuck in the burner ports, it could cause a serious blockage.

Step 4: When the burner is completely dry, replace it, and turn on the power and the gas supply.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: kenmore glass top range left front large burner out

check the burner socket, it is likely that contact is being lost where the burner connects to the hardwired portion of the system (the socket). It is not unusual for the socket to "burn up" when there is a poor connection to the burner resulting in the burner being replaced and the new burner not working or working intermittently.

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Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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SOURCE: Kenmore range front left BIG burner will not work

Check infinite switch...110V one side 11ov other side

Posted on Aug 18, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Kenmore Range/oven Burners won't lite

Ours did the same, I unplugged the stove for 1 minute and afterwards the burners worked fine.

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a Kenmore Elite electric range smoothtop

Yes, you can repair the appliance yourself and save on the cost of labor and services charges. Unfortunately, when these triple burners go bad in the manner you describe, there is no way to repair only the portion that is burned out. The burner is one complete piece and needs to be replaced as an entire assembly. The following link explains how:


http://www.fixya.com/support/r3692628-surface_burner_replacement_electric


Replacements parts can be purchased from any of the following websites:

searspartrsdirect.com
pcappliancerepair.com
appliancepartspros.com
repairclinic.com

Prices vary between sites, so shop and compare. the first three sites listed also have helpful exploded view parts illustrations to assist you with locating and properly identifying the parts you may need. I suspect your model number is actually 790.96593601 or 790.96593602. These are the only two numbers that cross to the model number you provided. If I'm not correct, please post back with your COMPLETE model number.

The part number for the triple burner is 316216702. Keep in mind, this part, alone is not cheap. The cheapest price I found was about $120 at appliancepartspros.com. However, you would spend much more if you included the added price of a service call and labor charges. Use the part number provided to search any other web sources you like to see if you can find the burner listed elsewhere for a better price. Use the part number as some websites may not list your particlar model, but will carry most parts.

If you have any questions please post back and let me know. I hope this helps you.

Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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