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Old 10-06-14, 12:36 PM
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your opinion on the most likely culprit - thanks

so I'm cooking away on my 30 year old Jennaire, and boom, the breaker trips, stove goes off. got it down to the right front burner that's tripping the breaker.
the other three work fine, don't trip anything.

continuity checks out ok on that element. all the wiring looks ok - old, but ok, nothing burnt.

getting to the control switch requires more take-apart, all four of them are in a cluster in a box that looks like to remove it would require it to be dropped down through the cabinet below.

so is that where I should be looking next - ?

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Post model # cooking guys will be in later.
 
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So this is a drop in range with a downdraft fan and 4 burners. Two of the burners are on a plate that can be removed, it plugs into an outlet built into the unit, and a grill unit can be inserted in the space, and a rotissiere as well. (maybe i should put that in and see what happens !)

The removeable plate burner unit (which is where the culprit burner is located) has model number 87946 or 87847. I can't find any other numbers anywhere.

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Old 10-06-14, 05:23 PM
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Your element could have continuity from end to end but it could also be shorted to the case (ground).

You need to disconnect the wires from the element and check from each end to the outer metal heater element shell.
 
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