Question about Kenmore 30 in. 42701 / 42702 / 42709 Electric Cooktop

2 Answers

Cooktop light stays on when cool

I have a Kenmore electric cooktop, model 42645/42649/42656. One of the hot surface indicator light is stuck on, even though the burner is off and cool to the touch. We've tried turning the burner off and on, but the indicator light stays on. Any ideas?

Posted by Mikkel Hylden on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Anonymous Feb 25, 2008

    we are having the same problem, just wondering if you got yours fixed and what you had to do. thanks

  • Anonymous May 14, 2008

    turned stove off and on again

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    I have the same problem for my jenn air cve3401

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    kENMORE COOKTOP INDICATOR LIGHT STAYS ON

×

Ad

2 Answers

Anonymous

Please be more specific.

 

A.  What is the "plate cut-out"?

B.  How does one access it?

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

Ad

douglas smith

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,462 Answers

The "hot top" indicator lamp is switched by a contact on the plate cut-out. sometimes this cut-out is available as a separate part but often must fit complete plate. by plate i mean the bit that gets hot!

Posted on Mar 28, 2007

Ad

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

0helpful
1answer

Are there problems with the kenmore 36-in. radiant cooktops 42749 hot surface indicator lights?

Most likely the problem is in the heat control switch.Cannot be repaired you will have to replace it. To make sure, swap it with one of the other burners that do not have the problem. If the problem goes away, you know its the switch.
0helpful
1answer

Red light on kenmore cooktop stay on when is cold

Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote about the problem of the cooktop light staying on.

Oven Hot Surface Indicator Light stays on


heatman101

1helpful
1answer

Red lights stays on

Hi,


Here is a tip that I wrote about the problem of the cooktop light staying on.

Oven Hot Surface Indicator Light stays on


heatman101

2helpful
1answer

Whirpool cook top surface light countiune on even surface are cold

How long does it take for the light to finally go off?or does the light ever go off when a cooktop decrease in tempreture has to reach the tempreture set by the factory for that light to go off. Sounds like a thermal switch which controls the hot surface light is stuck closed If this is a new unit, I'd return it. If not, I would check the switche(s) for the hot surface light -- when the unit is cold, unplug one wire going to the thermal switch and check it for electrical continuity. If you get current from a multi-meter through the switch, replace it -- it's not opening when it cools down.If you have any further questions please message me back and please remember to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation Thanks again
Rick
1helpful
1answer

LIGHT STAYS ON FOR HOURS BUT THE TOP HAS COOLED

if its going out, its probably ok
its not a light indicating the burner is on, rather that the glass is abcove 100 degrees and still not safe to put something on
2 hours is a bit long but it depends on how fst the surface can cool of
you can test this by trying to cool it off faster with a fan ans see what happens
1helpful
1answer

Just installed an electric cooktop and the Hot Surface indicator light has been on since installation. How do we fix this?

Sounds like a thermal switch which controls the hot surface light is stuck closed.

If this is a new unit, I'd return it. If not, I would check the switche(s) for the hot surface light -- when the unit is cold, unplug one wire going to the thermal switch and check it for electrical continuity. If you get current from a multi-meter through the switch, replace it -- it's not opening when it cools down.

Charlie
1helpful
1answer

Kenmore "Hot Surface" light

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
0helpful
1answer

Unit on light

you have a bad switch. You can check each switch for voltage going to the light one at a time, if your comfortable with that. Remember there is enough current there to seriously injure you so if your not comfortable around electricity, call in a service technician.
Not finding what you are looking for?
Kenmore 30 in. 42701 / 42702 / 42709 Electric Cooktop Logo

2,406 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Kenmore Cooktops Experts

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8221 Answers

Michael Thomas
Michael Thomas

Level 3 Expert

3056 Answers

jdthefixer

Level 3 Expert

747 Answers

Are you a Kenmore Cooktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...