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mobriant  
#1 Posted : Saturday, January 8, 2011 8:08:32 PM(UTC)
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The left front burner on my Kenmore flat top (procelein) stove gets stuck on high and will not turn off. The first time it did this, we were able to jiggle the control knob and finally turn it off. Recently, we have not been able to turn it off at all, without unplugging the stove. This is a VERY dangerous situation. We have not contacted Sears yet, wanted to check here first about similar situations. What is causing the problem?
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rrlewis  
#2 Posted : Sunday, January 9, 2011 12:19:45 AM(UTC)
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I would say you need to replace the switch. I am not sure about the switch that you have but on some there are 5 wires on the back. The switch on our stove has a L1, L2, P, H1 and H2. See next paragraph from this site.
To test a switch of this type, disconnect the power supply before removing the access panel, disconnect the wires from the switch (make sure you can remember where the wires are connected to….you can draw a simple picture to remind you). Attach one lead of the meter (be sure it is set on the proper scale and calibrated if necessary) on L1. Attach the other lead to H1. With the switch turned on and calling for heat, you should get a continuity reading between these two contact points. Next, place one lead of the meter on L2 and the other lead on H2. You should also get continuity with this test when the switch is in the on position.
While doing this you should not get continuity while the switch is in the off position. My guess is you are still getting a signal when the switch is in the off position.


Read more: http://forum.appliancepartspros...meter.html#ixzz1AW3tn72y
http://forum.appliancepartspros.com With a multimeter you can check the continuity.
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