Author Topic: Kenmore Smooth Top  (Read 5154 times)

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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2009, 07:00:28 PM »
Say he didn't want to pop fer a new burner right now, could he just ohm out each burner till he finds the one with continuity on the temp probe and just tape off the indicator wire?
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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2009, 07:04:51 PM »
Only if he wanted himself or a child to get burned not knowing the top was hot...think with your dipstick, Jimmy
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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2009, 07:49:48 PM »
Hay if you don't ask you never find out right. gee I wonder what they did before ralph nader.
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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 07:51:24 PM »
Hay Big let me know which one it is and I will give you a good link to a decent price.
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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2009, 10:53:54 AM »
OK guys, I goterdone!

According to the wiring diagram (316441485) the "Element On" light on the panel is listed as the "Surface Indicator".  So, I found the surface indicator is controlled by two steering diodes located on the Simmer Select Board.  Both diodes measured good.  At this point I figured I need to find out witch circuit is sending the 110v.  So I powered it up and found the P1(2) was giving me the 110v (Left Surface Unit).  The P connector on the left surface control drives this line and was always 110v (switch on or off).  This wire also goes to the cooktop lockout board.  This looks like an input line because it drives the anode of a another steering diode.  So I disconnected the purple wire from the P contact of the switch and the light went out.  The P contact remains 110v no matter if the switch is on or off (looks like a sore thumb here).  So I unplugged the stove and moved to the Ohm meter.  The L1, H1, and P connector all measure 0 Ohms no matter if the switch on or off.  I measured the other surface switch in that housing (L2, H2) and that contact is working OK.  So it looks like the coil was turning off but only by one side.  I need to replace the switch. 

This sure sounds like it should have been part of the recall.  If both of these switches would have shorted the element would have come on!  Does anyone know the part number of the recalled switch in question?

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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2009, 11:12:51 AM »
If contacts L2-H2 would have shorted first, I would have had no indication as L1-H1 would turn it off and on.  Then if L1-H1 later shorted, the coil would have come on by itself or not turn off as the recall states. :tickedoff:

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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2009, 02:51:47 PM »
I updated the topic to include the full model number, thanks.
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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2009, 02:55:24 PM »
How about contacting Frigidaire and finding out if this is covered or not...Sears will likely not be of assistance. At any rate, replacing the switch(es) will be better than a new unit.

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Re: Kenmore Smooth Top
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2009, 03:47:48 PM »
Yep!  It's a year and a half old.   :(  I would not expect a new one.  I just want to make sure I get the defective switches replaced if that's the case...all of them.  If there was a bad run I spec all of these need to be replaced.  Thanks for the link.  I contacted Frigidaire.  I'll let you know what they say if anything!  Much Obliged.

 

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