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Offline Arbuthnot

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Infinite switch - screw setting
« on: November 08, 2013, 10:46:59 AM »

I was replacing the infinite switch on my stove and was wondering what the small set screw at the side of switch was for.
I tried turning it and it seems to increase or decrease the distance of the contact bar inside the switch.
Does anyone know what it's for and how it's used?
Now that I've turned it a few times trying to figure out what it's for, I'm not sure where the original setting was at. Will this affect the performance of the infinite switch?
What and how do I determine what I need to reset it back to?

Offline Bailey

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Re: Infinite switch - screw setting
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 12:38:16 PM »
I believe it will change the rate at which the contacts cycle. So depending on which way you have turned it, medium for example, will be too hot or cold. I've never messed with it myself. You say you were replacing the switch. Was it the old one or the new one?

Offline Arbuthnot

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Re: Infinite switch - screw setting
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2013, 04:04:50 AM »
Unfortunately it was on the new infinite switch.  I've tried tightening and loosening and the heating element performance is not very noticeable, although it was only for brief tests.
However, I'm still wondering whether it is possible to set it back to the "factory" settings.
How do I determine what the correct setting is for contact cycle?

Offline Brent@CanBC

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Re: Infinite switch - screw setting
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2013, 05:20:38 AM »
Usually the top has two 6" and 8" serface elemnts.  You can probably remove one of the 4 infinite switches,  and find out how many threads they are set at.  Brent@CanBC


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