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Kenmore Range Surface Element Won't Turn Off

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Range surface element won't turn off are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Range surface element won't turn off

Cause 1Surface Element Switch

The surface element switch sends voltage to the surface element coil. Sometimes, when the surface element switch fails, the electrical contacts inside the switch fuse together, causing the switch to send continuous voltage to the surface element. If the surface element switch is defective, replace it.

Parts
Surface Element Switch for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Surface Element Switch - Part # 2603 Mfg Part # WB21X5243

Stove top surface element control switch kit. If the surface element is not heating the element can be tested to determine if it is defective. If not, the switch is likely causing the problem.

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Cause 2Solid Surface Element

Sometimes, when the surface element is shorted out, it is visibly damaged. Inspect the surface element for damage. If the element is damaged, replace it. To determine if the element has shorted out, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the solid surface element has continuity from the element connecters to the outside case, this indicates that the surface element is shorted out. If the surface element is shorted out, replace it.

Parts
Solid Surface Element for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
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Cause 3Solid Surface Element

Sometimes, when the surface element is shorted out, it is visibly damaged. Inspect the surface element for damage. If the element is damaged, replace it. To determine if the element has shorted out, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the solid surface element has continuity from the element connecters to the outside case, this indicates that the surface element is shorted out. If the surface element is shorted out, replace it.

Parts
Solid Surface Element for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Solid Surface Element - Part # 257690 Mfg Part # WB30X260

Large solid surface burner

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Cause 4Solid Surface Element

Sometimes, when the surface element is shorted out, it is visibly damaged. Inspect the surface element for damage. If the element is damaged, replace it. To determine if the element has shorted out, use a multimeter to test the element for continuity. If the solid surface element has continuity from the element connecters to the outside case, this indicates that the surface element is shorted out. If the surface element is shorted out, replace it.

Parts
Solid Surface Element for your KenmoreRange/Stove/Oven
Solid Surface Element - Part # 257691 Mfg Part # WB30X261

Small solid surface burner

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