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My Glass Top Electric Stove Burner's Not Working

You've finally found the time to cook your famous spaghetti sauce and all you need is some pasta to go with it. So, you turn on the stove only to find that one or more of your electric stove burners aren't working. What's going on? You could have a problem with your surface element switch or board. Or, perhaps there's an issue with your coil surface element. Whatever the problem, let Repair Clinic help you figure out how to get your burners fixed and your pasta cooking! Begin the DIY repair of your stove top by browsing the most frequent causes of stove element heating problems below. After you diagnose the problem, enter your model number to get the correct replacement parts. We'll ship you the right part, you'll watch our repair and installation videos and then you'll be able to use every burner on your stove top.
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Common solutions for: Stove heating element not working
Solution 1:
Surface Element Board
The surface element board has relays that regulate the power supply to the burners. If one or more of the relays fails, the surface element won’t work. If two or more burners fail at the same time, th...is indicates that the surface element board is likely at fault. If only one surface element won’t work, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the surface element has continuity, the surface element board might be defective.
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Range/Stove/Oven Surface Element Board
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Solution 2:
Surface Element Switch
The surface element switch sends voltage to the surface element coil. If the switch is defective, the surface element will not work. If there is another element of the same size on the stove, try swit...ching the elements. If the surface element still doesn’t work, the surface element switch is likely defective. The surface element switch cannot be tested or repaired—if you suspect the switch is defective, replace it.
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Range/Stove/Oven Surface Element Switch
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Solution 3:
Coil Surface Element
First, make sure that the element is pushed all the way into the socket. Second, inspect the surface element for damage. If the element appears to be damaged, replace it. Lastly, use a multimeter to t...est the surface element for continuity. If the surface element does not have continuity, replace it.
Required Part
Range/Stove/Oven Coil Surface Element
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Solution 4:
Radiant Surface Element
The most common cause when the surface element won't work is the radiant surface element itself. The radiant surface element - or heating element - can burn out similar to a light bulb. If the surface... element won't work and it doesn't have continuity, it will need to be replaced. The radiant surface element is not repairable.
Required Part
Range/Stove/Oven Radiant Surface Element
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Solution 5:
Solid Surface Element
If the surface element won't work, and the stove has the solid surface element type of heat, it's likely that the solid surface element itself has burned out. The solid surface element works very simi...larly to other surface elements - inside there is a heating element that glows when electricity is applied to it. As it gets hotter, the heat is transferred to the solid surface element
Required Part
Range/Stove/Oven Solid Surface Element
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Solution 6:
Element Receptacle and Wire Kit
The surface element plugs onto a receptacle. Over time, the contacts in the receptacle can burn out. If the receptacle contacts burn out, the surface element will not receive power. To determine if th...e element receptacle has failed, inspect the receptacle contacts. If the contacts are visibly burnt or damaged, replace the element receptacle. In addition, examine the element prongs for signs of burning. If the prongs are burnt, replace both the element and element receptacle.
Required Part
Range/Stove/Oven Element Receptacle and Wire Kit
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Solution 7:
Loose or Burnt Wire Connection
These wires commonly burn out near the heating element. To determine if a wire has burned out, inspect the wires leading to the element. If a wire is burned out, it will often be visibly burnt.
Solution 8:
Incoming Power Problem
It is possible that the range is not receiving proper voltage. Electric ranges require 220 volts of alternating current. If the range is receiving significantly less voltage, the surface element won’t work. To determine if the electrical outlet has sufficient voltage, use a multimeter to test the incoming power at the wall socket.