Had 2 bad switch controls

ApplianceAmana Cooktop

Model?

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Pliers
Screw drivers

Richard From Bartlesville, OK

Sep 04, 2012

I dropped the bottom off the unit to expose the switches while the stove was still mounted in the countertop. I then removed the knobs and the 2 screws holding each knob in place from the top. One of the screws was stripped so it took some time and prying to get it out. Luckily the new duel control switch included extra screws that fit. The single infinite switch was in the front and had the same pin configuration as the new switch. It was easy to swap out. The pin configuration on the duel control switch was totally different than the new one. There was a diagram of the wire location changes but working upside down and reaching back in to the cabinet made it much harder to figure out which wire went where, and there are about 6 to 8 wires. Some of the wires were a bit short making it difficult to reposition the new switch but I forced it into position. All of the burners work fine now and the knobs fit. I did have to remove a small flat spring from the duel control stem and reinstall it on the opposite side of the stem so that the knob would slide back on with the off position in the right place.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dual Element Infinite Control Switch

Part Number: PS2003805

$37.98
In Stock

Surface Burner Infinite Switch

Part Number: PS2034630

$46.62
In Stock