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Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« on: September 25, 2010, 04:18:47 PM »
I was looking at a stove today with a heating disc that did not work. I did the following test:

:start
TESTING AN INFINITE SWITCH (ELEMENT CONTROL)

1. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale. 2. With no power applied, disconnect the wires from the control terminals.

Turn the control to the “HI” setting, and you should obtain continuity readings between the following terminals:

L1 and P
L1 and H1
L2 and H2

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The switch failed in that it had no continuity between L1 and P but did between L1 and H1

the working elements have a switch that behaves the same way but it works

Before failure the element would frequently get too hot and then have to be turned nearly off to get it to reduce heat.... sounds like the switch....

but could it have killed the element or did the dying element take out the switch on the way out?

continuity test on element disc was open till I got into the meg region 1.94M- guess that's open?

going to order a switch and an element.


sound like a plan?

Model 911.9398790

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 06:50:39 AM »
Sounds like a bad switch to me.
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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 11:27:49 AM »
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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 01:07:49 PM »
Thanks! very helpful

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 03:01:10 PM »
I'm having trouble locating the heating element for this burner. It looks like measuring from the edge, not including the trim, it's about 7.5 inches.... The elements I see available for a similar model number(8791) look like they are 8 inches... is this possible, or did I just measure wrong and this is actually 8 inches including the trim?

I want to make sure I get the right thing since I will probably not be able to return it.

This is the front right burner.

Any advice would be helpful.....

Thanks


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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 03:47:45 PM »
Are you sure 911.9398790 is the correct model number?

When I search that model number for part the closest model numbers I come up with are Model  911.9398791 and 911.9398710.
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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 04:46:47 PM »
Big burner 8 inches, small burner 6 inches. What you want to do is match the number of turns the burner has. It is either gonna be a 4 turn 8 inch or a 5 turn 8 inch burner.Or a 3 turn 6 inch 4 turn 6 incher or even a 5 turn 6 inch burner. The delta burner is better than the y burner also.
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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 04:49:38 PM »
What you want to do is match the number of turns the burner has. It is either gonna be a 4 turn 8 inch or a 5 turn 8 inch burner. The delta burner is better than the y burner also.

That's not always good enough anymore. Even if it has the same number of turns in the coil the frame work under the burner could be a little different so it don't sit like it should in the drip bowl.

There maybe a part number on the old burner that we could work with too. Please double check the model number and post any numbers that are on the burner too.

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 04:50:30 PM »
To solve that just buy new pans to match the new burner. :D
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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 05:04:02 PM »
Big burner 8 inches, small burner 6 inches. What you want to do is match the number of turns the burner has. It is either gonna be a 4 turn 8 inch or a 5 turn 8 inch burner.Or a 3 turn 6 inch 4 turn 6 incher or even a 5 turn 6 inch burner. The delta burner is better than the y burner also.

This is a solid burner element, it's not a coil


I'm pretty positive about the model number, but I will recheck, it's my neighbors stove about 5 doors down.

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2010, 05:06:30 PM »
OK you is talking some serious money now. Euro-burners Black porcelain ring or stainless steel ring? Universal euro-burner element parts numbers on Ebay would be for the 6 inch:
 
6 " SU905/black porcelain ring
6" SU908/stainless steel ring

8" with black porcelain ring is an SU906
8" inch stainless euro burner is SU907
 
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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2010, 05:28:57 AM »
I rechecked the model number on this stove and it is 911.9398790.

This stove has 3 different size burners on it..... 2 small ones, one big one(with a sensor in the center of it), and one medium, which is the one that doesn't work. The stove also has the words "Limited Edition" on it....This must really be an oddball!

Has anyone ever seen this before?

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2010, 08:27:23 AM »
Made by Roper but model still won't come up.

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2010, 08:46:39 PM »
large  left rear element burner part number#WB30X262
right rear element burner part number#WB30X261
right front burner element burner part number #WB30X260 this is actualy a sears model number u gave us  this unit is actually a ge stove

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Re: Old Kenmore Electric Stove- Element Disc out-Infinite switch?
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2010, 08:55:47 PM »
GE and Whirlpool split Roper years ago,GE got the old stuff and the plant. Whirlpool got the name Roper.At least that is what I was told by the Whirlpool representative.

 

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