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Old 03-19-2008, 02:35 PM
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Unhappy What do I do if electric stove-top element heats and then dies out?

I have an antique (1953) Frigidaire electric stove/range model RS-38, and the large 8" cooking coil/element starts to heat up on high temp setting, but then peeters out and starts to cool down before it reaches proper temp. I think it still works fine on "med. high", "med. low", "low" & "simmer", but this is what it does on the high setting. Does anyone know if this sounds like the element went bad? Or is the switch at fault? And if you're not sure, how should I test for this? Does anyone know what the resistance values should be for an 8" coiled cooking element like this?
Thank you!
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