I have intermittent problem with two of the four rings - sometimes they work sometimes they don't
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Surface Element Switch
If the surface element won't work, and there
is another element of the same size on the stove, try switching the
elements. If it still won't work, the surface element switch is probably
defective. The surface element switch can't be tested or repaired, it
will have to be replaced.
Surface Element Board
If a surface element won't work the surface
element board might be defective. Each burner is switched on and off
with the help of a relay on the surface element board. If one or more
relays has failed the surface element won't work. If two or more burners
fail at the same time, this is likely the problem. If only one surface
element won't work and the element itself checks out to be good, the
surface element board might be defective.
Coil Surface Element
If the surface element won't work, the coil
surface element might be burned out. Most coil surface elements can be
pulled out of their socket and checked with an Ohm meter for continuity.
If the surface element won't work, check to see if there is any visible
damage to the coils. Also, check to be sure the element is pushed all
the way into the socket.
Radiant Surface Element
The most common cause when the surface
element won't work is the radiant surface element itself. The radiant
surface element - or heating element - can burn out similar to a light
bulb. If the surface element won't work and it doesn't have continuity,
it will need to be replaced. The radiant surface element is not
Solid Surface Element
If the surface element won't work, and the
stove has the solid surface element type of heat, it's likely that the
solid surface element itself has burned out. The solid surface element
works very similarly to other surface elements - inside there is a
heating element that glows when electricity is applied to it. As it gets
hotter, the heat is transferred to the solid surface element
If a surface element won't work, there may be
a problem at the terminal block. The appliance has a power cord which
is attached to a terminal block. Over time, the connections at the
terminal block can fail and burn open. When this happens, normally all
of the surface elements won't work. The solution is to replace any
burned wires and replace the terminal block.
Loose or Burnt Wire Connection
If surface element won't work, there might be
a burnt wire supplying power to the surface element. Sometimes the wire
supplying power to the element burns out right near the element itself.
Check for this by just looking at the wires leading to the element. If
they're burned out it is usually easy to spot.
Incoming Power Problem
Although not as common, if the surface
element won't work it is possible that the appliance is not receiving
proper voltage. Electric ranges require 220 volts of alternating
current. If for some reason the appliance is receiving significantly
less, the surface element won't work. Check for proper voltage using a
volt meter at the socket where the appliance plugs in.