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To test a burner element receptacle:
- Before repairs or testing can begin you must disconnect the electricity at the fuse panel, at the circuit breaker panel, or by pulling the plug. Make sure the power is off before proceeding. A jolt from 220 volts can be fatal, use caution!
- Examine the receptacle
- Most receptacles are mounted to the cooktop by one or two screws.
- Some receptacles can be disassembled for inspection and the internal terminals can be replaced. Burned or melted areas are usually visible, however it is advisable to test for continuity whether or not damage is visible.
- If a receptacle shows signs of being burned or melted or if it shows no continuity it should be replaced.
REMEMBER YOU ARE WORKING WITH 220 VOLTS - USE EXTREME CAUTION!!!