KitchenAid KESC307 Electric Kitchen Range Logo
Rebecca Johnson Posted on Jun 14, 2007
Answered by a Fixya Expert

Trustworthy Expert Solutions

At Fixya.com, our trusted experts are meticulously vetted and possess extensive experience in their respective fields. Backed by a community of knowledgeable professionals, our platform ensures that the solutions provided are thoroughly researched and validated.

View Our Top Experts

Water on cooktop leaked into control panel

I hope some late night folks are out there and can help me. I'd really like to go to sleep. Had a pot boil over (a lot) and the water leaked into the front of the cooktop underneath the control panel. Now, the stupid thing won't stop beeping. How do I flip open the control panel (which has the burner controls and the touch pad for the oven, etc.) to dry it out. Barring that, any suggestions for drying this out? Agh!

1 Answer

Just Appliance Repairs

Level 2:

An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Governor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

New Friend:

An expert that has 1 follower.

  • Expert 76 Answers
  • Posted on Jul 21, 2007
Just Appliance Repairs
Expert
Level 2:

An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

MVP:

An expert that got 5 achievements.

Governor:

An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

New Friend:

An expert that has 1 follower.

Joined: Jun 30, 2007
Answers
76
Questions
0
Helped
50739
Points
143

Sounds like you got water into the touchpad. If so there is no easy way to dry it out. It might dry itself out but you might up having to buy a new one.

Add Your Answer

×

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1helpful
1answer

How do I properly operate the Turbo Boil on my new Kenmore range?

Turboboil is a feature offered on a number of Kenmore electric ranges and cooktops. Without you model number it's hard to get into specifics - but turboboil is a special, high wattage heating element that delivers up to 3KW of energy to a specific heater on the cooktop. If I understand correctly, you would only use this setting when you wish to bring water to a boil in the shortest period of time possible - then change to a normal burner heat setting to maintain the temperature of the water in the pot.

Remember, an electric heat element is turned "full on" and "full off" as needed to maintain temperature (unlike a dimmer knob controls a light bulb). The turbo boil turns on a "double heater" to rapidly heat the water - after water reaches 212 degrees, it can not be heated any further (it turns into steam) so you should switch to a normal burner mode from that point forward.

Kenmore com
0helpful
1answer

One plate in Bellini induction cooktop continues to flash with a pot on it, yet the pot works on the other 3 plates. How do I fix?

Had the same problem after overusing one of the bigger elements on my bellini induction stove / cooktop to boil copious amounts water. Element eventually stopped working and would just flash power level similar to when it cant recognise an induction pot, but also made a clicking noise over and over. My solution was to turn mains power off at meter box, and back on to reset the stove. When power came back on stove was working again! might have reset some sort of cutout sensor inside stove but cant be certain. Anyway, worked for me so give it a go and see if it helps. good luck.
2helpful
1answer

My electric igniter keeps sparking

Hello, Did you clean the cooktop recently? Sometimes water or cleaner can get into the spark switch causing it to spark untill it dries out. The same if a boiling pot spills. If none of those happened one of the burner switches is bad.
0helpful
1answer

I cant get baked on grease off my smart oven without scratching. Can you suggest a method or product that will help? Gary

This really works well to break down grease. Get a large pot that is ALL Metal! No plastic handles etc. Fill the pot with water and add vinegar. (Two parts water to one part vinegar) Turn the oven as high as it will go and allow the water/vinegar to steam. Keep an eye on the pot as not to boil out all of the water. Repeat as necessary. Hope this helps.
Jan 11, 2011 • Ovens
3helpful
1answer

I actually have a 3 piece Comet Rice Cooker, My Mother passed recently and this was something she passed on to us. We tried to use it last night and didn't know what we were doing. Could someone help? The...

There are lines on the inside of the inner pot that show how much rice and water to put in. It is roughly 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water. Put this inside the lower pot, put a cup or two of water in the lower pot and get it boiling, then turn it down with just enough heat to keep the water boiling. Just make sure the water doesn't boil away. The rice will be done in about 45 mins. The nice thing about this cooker is that you can't really overcook the rice. It will keep it warm and ready to serve for some time.
5helpful
1answer

BOILING WATER SPILLED OVER FROM POT INTO COOKTOP AND NOW IGNITOR KEEPS CLICKING

Hi, water is a great conductor of electricity. It is likely nothing to be concerned about in this case though, if you light the burners and allow the water to burn off/evaporate from the ignitors it should be fine. It happens all the time with gas ranges and cooktops. Once the ignitors are dry they will stop conducting/sparking unwanted. Hope that helps calm your concern. Thanks for coming to "fixya" for your solution. Please take a second after reading this to rate the info provided to you. Good luck. Macmarkus :)
3helpful
1answer

Water boiled over into control knobs for the cook top elements.

Just fixed this problem and repaired the corner of the Ceran cooktop.

Disclaimer: These cooktops run on 220V and will kill you if you don't know how to work with electricity. If you're unsure, get some help.

The boiling water slopped out of your pot, and went over to your controls (knobs) and went down the shaft and into a component call "Infinity Switch". The water caused the switch internally to weld one of the two internal sets of contact points into a permanent position. The fix is to replace the
"Infinity Switch" that the boiling water spilled into. The Infinity switch is the component that the control knob slides on to.

In my cooktop one of the infinity switches failed and appears to damage the adjacent switch. Mine actually caught on fire and damaged the wiring and the connector. Hopefully you are better off. Since they were in such close proximity I replaced them both. For $20 you might consider the same. I replaced both to be safe and they were $21.47 each.

My cooktop has 4 elements 2 small, 1 large and 1 combined (small and large) surface. A large element was definitely damaged and possibly a small element. I ordered both. I mention this in case a multi-element was damaged on your cooktop.

You will need to contact either Jenn-Air or someone. Since you can't see an exploded parts list online, you'll have to use the schematic. It is in a plastic sleeve and it stuck to the side of the ventilator housing underneath the cooktop.

When you wire the new part in, make sure you have the wiring correct or when you turn it back on you will burn up the new part.

I hope this helps.
2helpful
1answer

One burner on gas cooktop fires up but goes tick, tick tick.

There may well be water in the burner. It will evaporate in a day or two. Then it will work fine again.

please mark this answer as a fixya
1helpful
1answer

Miele KM443. Elements switching on and off every 5 to 7 seconds.

as far i know it is normal if u put at high control after a sec,the sencor control is turn off then a sec again it open coz of the sensor, design the sensor for not overheating the hob.it is normal try to position the control in in not a max position.or the pot u use is exactly in the circle or bigger dont put a small one in the bigger hole of ur elctric hob.tnx
1helpful
1answer

Can't boil water on new Maytag Gas Cooktop

No adjustments.  You will need the correct orifices.  Contact maytag to get the correct ones.  They should send them to you for free.
Not finding what you are looking for?

536 views

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top KitchenAid Kitchen Ranges Experts

vince

Level 3 Expert

2537 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6692 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

19187 Answers

Are you a KitchenAid Kitchen Range Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...