Stove Burner Not Hot

Old 02-15-04, 06:52 PM
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Burner on Stove Won't Get Hot

I have a GE stove that's approximately 19 yrs old. Recently one of the 8" burners hasn't been getting hot. When I turn the knob all the way to high, I can put my hand on it and feel it get luke warm but never hot enough to force my hand off of it.

I just replaced the burner element and the porcelain receptacle. Neither seemed to do the trick. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.
Old 02-16-04, 06:40 AM
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Hello: raymo8

If you already changed the two other parts to no avail, the problem may be the electrical switch or that element. Move that element to another burner and try it. If it works fine than the problem is most likely in the switch.

For more detailed information etc. read the recent postings within this forum. The questions already asked describe like or similarly related problem descriptions as your question.

These prior postings and any or all the replies offered within them contain almost all the required information needed with the appliance like your describing.

Additional Suggestions:
Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes, solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair procedures, pictorials, schematics, downloadable repair and or owners manuals which may be available online.

Another possibility may be to search the manufacturers web site for a downloadable version of the owners or service manual. The file will be a pdf file opened with Adobe which also needs to be downloaded but worth having the Adobe once obtained.

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Appliance part stores and dealers are listed in the phone book.

Check back on your question several more times. Other members posting replies in this forum topic may offer you additional advice, ideas, suggestions, test and or repair methods.

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