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Stove burner over heating on low setting

When i lowered heat from 4 to 3 ,the element became bright red as if on high.

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  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    I turned by front element to low and it went bright red, as hot as if it were on high

  • crispy1960 Jan 20, 2008

    Same here, not sure of the cause,though my wife likes to turn the burner on high going the wrong way past off, instead of through the numbers. Does this hurt the contacts in the rheostat?

  • Pauline Livingstone Mar 22, 2008

    I also have the same problem, though also the surface of the element started to flake off as it cooled down - does it have to be replaced?

  • Pauline Livingstone Mar 22, 2008

    I have also had the same problem, but also as it cools the surface has started flaking off. Does it need to be replaced? What is the surface made of?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    starts to heat then goes to low

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The element only does what it's told. more than likely the contacts in the switch are stuck. the switch needs to be replaced.

Posted on Nov 01, 2007

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How do i change the switch

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