Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

PartSelect Number PS336989

Manufacturer Part Number 3149400
Manufactured by Whirlpool

This control switch controls the stove top 8" surface burner.

This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.

This part fixes the following symptoms:

  • Cooktop element not heating.
  • Will not start.
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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

Customerchaz from fairplay CO

The element did not turn compleatly off, the on light stayed on.

removed the screws holding the back metal panel, this exposed the wires to the switch. tested the wires to find that they were live when the switch was in the off position. ordered a new switch. UNPLUGED THE STOVE. removed the knob on the front of the stove. this exposed 2 screws, removed screws and the switch came away from the stove. removed each wire from the old switch and replaced them in the same position on the new switch. inserted new switch into the stove and attached the 2 screws. replaced back panel and pluged in stove. all tested well

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerALTON from ROUND ROCK TX

Left front burner would not adjust heat downward

Pull unit away from wall.
Unplug power
remove topmost four screws from rear metal cover
Pull knob off switch shaft.
Remove two screws holding switch to panel.
Break off shaft of new switch to correct length.
Remove each wire from old switch and attach to Corresponding lug on new switch.
Reattach the new switch to the panel and reverse the first four instructions.

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repair:More than 2 hours

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set

CustomerHollie from Virginia Beach VA

1 of 4 electric burner would not heat.

TO FIX OUR WHIRLPOOL ELECTRIC RANGE BURNER, I FOLLOWED THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

1. READ THE OWNER'S MANUAL AND PARTS LIST.

2. DISASSEMBLE AND INSPECT TO DETERMINE CAUSE - BAD BURNER OR BAD SWITCH.

3. ORDER REPLACEMENT SWITCH ON LINE FROM PARTSELECT, AND WAIT FOR DELIVERY.

4. REPLACE AND TEST. SWITCH APPEARED TO BE MECHANICALLY DEFECTIVE IN THAT IT WOULD NOT ROTATE FREELY, AND WOULD NOT TURN ON AFFECTED BURNER.

5. A. OBTAINED RETURN INSTRUCTIONS FROM PARTSELECT AND MAILED RETURN TO PART SELECT ON MAY 9, 2008. AT THIS WRITING (MAY 16TH) NOTHING HEARD FROM PARTSELECT.

5.B. CONCURRENTLY, VISITED LOCAL APPLIANCE SHOP AND PURCHASED ANOTHER REPLACEMENT SWITCH.

6. INSTALLED AND TESTED 2ND REPLACEMENT SWITCH. TEST RESULTS SATISFACTORY.

7. RETURNED THE RANGE TO FULL NORMAL SERVICE.

TO MAKE THIS REPAIR FROM START TO FINISH, INCLUDING TIME AWAITING RECEIPT OF PARTS ORDERED FROM SMARTSELECT - 5 DAYS.

AT THIS WRITING (16 MAY) I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM SMARTSELECT REGARDING CREDIT FOR THE RETURN OF THE DEFECTIVE SWITHCH.

HOLLIE TIEDEMANN - VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJohn from Clinton CT

Burner would go high without warning

We felt the only possible problem could be the switch assembly. I removed the switch panel, removed the wires from the old switch, one at a time, removed the old switch assembly and installed the new switch assembly. The extended stem did have to be snapped off (per your instructions) and that too was a very simple task.

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerCharles from Enfield CT

8" burner element intermittent, unable to control.

Easy.... UNPLUG THE STOVE FROM THE 240 VOLT OUTLET & READ THE DIRECTIONS THAT COME WITH THE NEW PART !! Removed upper rear cover panel 8 screws & removed panel, removed knob & 2 screws from front of control unit (on the control panel), pulled the control off the panel from the rear, removed the wires on the rear of control & connected them to the SAME terminals on the new control (one at a time). Then installed the new control by reversing the procedure above. Took about 15 minutes. IMPORTANT HINTS: 1) Make sure you save the little black pressure clip from the control stem on the new control, if you need to break-off the little part at the end of the stem. You will need to push the clip back into the recess on the new stem, in order for the knob to stay on the stem when you put it back on; 2) Use a needle-nose plier to pull the wire clips from the old control terminals & push them onto the same terminals on the new control, one at a time so the wiring is correct.

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers

CustomerPhillip from Pekin IL

Burner would go red hot once and awhile

removed drawer below oven, reached under stove and unplugged from outlet, pulled stove out from between cabinets, removed the 8 screws with 5/16 nutdriver from back panel and removed the panel, removed knob from switch , measured length of stem on old switch and compared it to the new switch ( my old switch stems was shorter than the new one so using a pair of pliers I shortened stem per instructions that came with new switch, this was very easy to do ), removed the two screws holding switch to stove and removed the old switch, then I transfered one wire at a time from the old switch to the new one until I had all the wires connected to the new one, used same two screws holding old switch to the stove to mount the new switch to the stove and put knob from old switch onto the new one, installed back panel to stove using the same 8 screws, pushed stove back into place between the cabinets and plugged the stove into the outlet, put drawer back in place below oven door, reset clock and tried out the new switch, so far so good only time well tell if I fixed my problem because it only happens once in awhile

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerGeorge from Fredericksburg PA

Burner control indicator light

Shut down breaker; remove stove back cover plate (8 screws); remove the control knob; remove knob screws (2); simply remove one wire at a time and replace the coresponding wire to the new control unit; remove the snap ring on the knob bar and snap off to fit the proper length; place the control unit in position and reinstall the 2 screws; reinstall the back panel; position stove and turn throw the stove breaker on; test the burner control.

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Parts Used

  • Surface Burner Element Switch - 8"

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerDonald from Byron MI

Top burner would not turn off at any time.

Unpluged range for safety (power earlier removed by circuit breaker turnoff).
Removed two screws from front switch cover.
Removed knob from effected switch and removed the wires on the back of the switch.
Removed two screws holding switch and removed switch.
Reversed the process to install new switch.
The entire project took about ten minutes.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerSam from Dunnellon FL

Microwave grill vent broken plastic tabs, range switch defective

Removed old grill from microwave and replace with new part. Range removed old switch and
replaced with new part. No problems. I was pleased with the way the parts were expedited to me.

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