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Offline brad

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hot surface indicator stays on
« on: September 15, 2009, 07:38:14 PM »
When you turn the top burners off they go out but the hot surface indicator light stays on even though all of the borners are off.The range and oven work fine,just that the hot surface indicator stays on.What would cause this?Bad switch,but which one?Is there a way to troubleshoot this?

Model MERS751BAB

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Re: hot surface indicator stays on
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2009, 09:06:21 PM »
Brad one of those burners has a bad temp probe. The way it works is a temp probe is mounted atop each burner. When a burner comes on the probe gets warmed and turns the indication light on. When the burner cools off the temp probe is supposed to open and shut down the light so you won't accidently burn yourself. The way I would go about finding the bad probe I would wait till the unit is cool and check each burner. The one with the continuity on the temp probe would be the bad un. Another way would be to unplug a wire on each burner till the light goes off being careful not to short out a live wire or get electrocuted in the process.



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Re: hot surface indicator stays on
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2009, 09:45:56 PM »
In other words, read the Manual

It will show you how...
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Re: hot surface indicator stays on
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 04:31:53 AM »
Thank you for the replies and the good info and the manual.I will read it and use it as necessary.Thank you guys so much.

 

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