Infinite Switch Kit

PartSelect Number PS235991

The infinite switch controls the stove top surface burner. This switch will work with most of the electrical range models with coil burner elements.

This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Element will not heat.
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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerScott from Olathe, KS

Front burner would not heat up

1. Pull out range and unplug from socket.
2. Lift range lid.
3. Remove back panel. Loosen the 6 - 1/4" nuts, then lift up slightly, which compresses the "latch" at the top middle. Let down and panel comes off easily.
(Note: Do not remove wires yet)
4. Remove control knob from front panel by pulling gently, exposing 2 small tap screws
5. unscrew the 2 small tap screws, freeing the switch.
6. NOTE THE EXISTING WIRING! Each terminal has a letter. Take a photo or drawing for reference, because the new switch's post locations were not the same as the old.
7. In my case I had to replace the terminal block kit with a new one. (don't try the aftermarket one's at Home Depot...bad idea event though they say Hotpoint) so I ran those wires first. Easy removal of old, only one wire clip, then fish the wires through. Secure with tap screw at burner location.
8. Hook up the wires. The ones coming from the burner don't seem to matter which one goes to which post but make sure you're replacing them on the posts that the original were on. What I did was just unhook the old posts one at a time and find the corresponding letter on the new one.
9. Break off stem at length of old switch with pliers. make sure you find where off and on are on the switch. Orient the off at the top, then push through from back of range.
10. Screw the 2 tap screws in, securing the switch.
11. Place the orange retainer oriented with flat side the same as the knob, and push the knob back in place.
12. Close lid, replace back panel
13. Insert drip pan/burner into terminal block and secure in drip pan. If your burner plugs are corroded or exposed, replace the burner as it will short out.
14. Plug in to socket and test before pushing range back into place.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerJohnnie from Cheraw, SC

8"burner would only heat on high

First I made sure the power was off then I removed the back cover. I took the new switch in hand and took one wire at a time from the old switch and put them on the new switch. I removed the old switch and replaced it with the new one. Made test to be sure it worked. Replaced back cover, job finished.

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  • Infinite Switch Kit

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Socket set

CustomerErnest from Bellevue, NE

Large burner would operate on high setting only.

1. Removed the back panel.
2. Disconnected the wires from the old switch while connecting wires to the new switch one at a time.
3. Installed the new switch and broke off the excess metal on the post which fits into the burner knob on front of the range.
4. Replaced the burner knob and replaced the back panel.

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Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerHOWARD from WATERBURY, CT

Burners heated irratically

1. Pulled out drawer
2. Vacuumed dust, etc. under stove
3. Reached under stove to rear and pulled plug
4. Pulled the stove out away from wall so I could get to back
5. Removed 5 screws that retained the back of the control panel
6. One by one, I removed each wire from an old control and pushed it onto the same pin on the new control - did same for all 4 burner controls
7. Removed the knobs
8. Removed 2 screws from the front panel for each old control and removed the old controls
9. Pushed each of the new controls into place on the panel and reused screws to secure them in place
10. Cut the long control stems using 2 pliers per instructions to match length of old controls.
11. Used knob adapters provided to mate the old knobs to the new control stems
12. Plugged the stove in and tested the burners
13. Unplugged and replace the panel back with original screws
14. Moved stove back into place
15. The right front burner was the one most used, so I replaced the connector for that burner.
16. That connector came with instructions that I followed - cut the wires to the old connector, splice the wires to the new connector wires using supplied wire nuts and shrink tubing.
17. Plugged the stove back in
18. Replaced drawer - job complete - stove like new

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  • Infinite Switch Kit

Level of DifficultyReally Easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerLarry from Prairie Village, KS

Right front burner out.

Ever the optimist, I'd replaced the burner on this relic of another time to no effect. That left the switch. You guys should know that when a burner element goes bad it can take out the switch. I should have put a meter on it. Wehn I looked for a replacement a few months ago there were still factory parts available, but they were $80 or so and I wasn't inclined to risk that on a 40 year old range. I offered to replace the raange for my daughter as a Christmas present but she like this old thing. It was an unusual size with a pan storage compartment on the left. I went on line and found this universal replacement for about $25 delivered. What the heck. I ordered it and it arrived within a week. I pulled the stove out, killed the breaker, pulled the knob off, used a nut driver to take ther rear panel off, two phillips screws under the knob hold the switch in. The terminals on the old switch are in a slightly different order but are clearly marked L1, L2, H1, H2 and P. The P is the power and has a smaller terminal so you can't put it on the wrong one. Just examine the old switch ( it was marked the same way) take off the L1 and put in on the L1 of the new switch and so on, make sure you use the correct knob adapter to fit your old knob and break the switch stem to the correct length. It will break easilly if you hold it with one pliers and break it with another. Screw the new switch in place with he old screws. At this point, I closed the breakers and tested it. It worked fine. I turned the breakers off again. Buttoned it up and slid the stove back into place. 20 minutes tops. Great product. Good for another forty years.

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