Electric surface burner would only turn very hot

ApplianceWhirlpool Range

ModelRF387LXHQ0

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Screw drivers

Vittorio From Wakefield, MA

Aug 14, 2012

Well, I had to search a bit deeper in the internet to find out that the problem was not with the surface burner (which did look a bit burned out anyway) but rather with the surface burner switch (Part Number: PS336885) which must have ben damaged by the heat of the closest burner. If this problem would have been better documented (or if I would have searched more carefully) I would have saved over $40 with parts (Surface Burner Receptacle Kit) that I didn't quite need. Repairing the switch was very easy, thanks also to the available video , even though the stove used on this video (front panel) didn't quite match mine (top-back panel).

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Surface Burner Receptacle Kit

Part Number: PS1570190

$10.15
In Stock