Burner only operates at high, ignores setting on knob
Model Number: CHE9830BCE Brand:
More than 10 years
I had a series of problems with my stove that all started from the seal on the cooktop wearing out. This resulted in liquid dripping thru onto the control panel. I resealed it and replaced several parts and eventually thought all was back to normal.
Around a month later, my right front element failed (large). I thought it was a natural part of an aging stove and replaced it. When I replaced it, I discovered what appeared to be a piece of the sealant (silicon?) in the burner, between the coils and the glass.
The new element only works on high, i.e. it doesn't matter what I set the knob too, it gets very hot and stays that way. (Off turns if off fine, its the other settings that seem to have no effect). Did I hook up the wires wrong, should I find a wiring diagram and trace them out? I tried switching the wires around in case I had gotten confused when reattaching and did not seem to get the desired results, but I did not try all 16 possible combinations. In that process I may have forgotten which was the original (proper) way to be connected. Is the element defective? Is there some other part that is likely to also need replaced?
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Last edited by SLorenson : 01-29-2009 at 12:57 AM.