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Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« on: July 07, 2009, 04:50:12 PM »
I have a Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range that I bought about four years ago.  Recently one of the four burners started to overheat and damaged my frying pan, when set to a medium temperature.  Any idea on what was the cause of the overheat, and what part should I replace to fix the problem.

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Henry

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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2009, 08:39:51 PM »
Easy. Replace the switch. The contacts within are fried together.
During the time that switch is in the "ON" position at various settings it must cycle on and off to prevent overheating. As the element heats up a bi-metal opens and closes depending on those various settings. A common problem is the bimetal welds itself together.
« Last Edit: July 07, 2009, 08:46:06 PM by JWWebster »
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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2009, 12:21:05 AM »
Thanks for the prompt response!  Can you elaborate a bit more on the switch?  Do I need to order it from Sears?  Do you happen to know the part number?  I'm a novice when it comes to appliance.  Appreciate some more clarifications.

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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2009, 05:35:30 AM »
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Do I need to order it from Sears?

No you do not have to order it from sears.
Enter the part number below in the search box on the left were it says "Enter Part Number".
Click and order.

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6" element Switch

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8" element Switch

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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2009, 09:39:10 AM »
Robertshaw makes a very nice generic switch(5500-200) that is way cheaper than the original. The legs are marked the same as that of the original but not in the same place, so you gotta watch that or you could do more harm than good. If you are nervous with generics though do as Al recommends and get the original. Note: sometimes the manufacturer sends a generic switch as a replacement for your old part. If you get one that does not look exactly like your old one but has the high price of an original send that puppy back and order a generic one.
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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2009, 12:48:48 PM »
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Robertshaw makes a very nice generic switch(5500-200) that is way cheaper than the original.

JW I looked up both on APP and here are the prices.

5500-200 is $43.36 and 5303935086 is $24.42

How is the Robertshaw generic way cheaper?

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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2009, 04:23:33 PM »
I sold them for $12.50 when I was in the business. $24 is a great price for a stove switch. Thanks for posting that. I have no idea what anything costs anymore. Yes I do! LOL
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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2009, 04:32:31 PM »
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I sold them for $12.50 when I was in the business.

They had electric stoves back then?  :2funny: :rofl:
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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2009, 04:47:35 PM »
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I sold them for $12.50 when I was in the business.

They had electric stoves back then?  :2funny: :rofl:
They had electricity back then ? 
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Re: Kenmore Electric Kitchen Range Burner Overheat
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009, 05:41:52 PM »
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