Model #PLEF398DCA FRIGIDAIRE Free Standing, Electric

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Q:

PLEF398DCA Fridgidaire Stove

A:

Hi,

Thanks for contacting  ManageMyLife.  I understand how frustrating it is having trouble with your appliance.

The limit switch for the burner is what supplies the voltage to the burner.   The problem could be caused by a moisture problem and a technician should come out and check this.  If this is the problem a kit is available for the range.   It could be the same kit it would be cover under the 90 day service warranty from the first kit that was installed.   

Please feel free to let me know if you need further assistance. We are always here to help.

Thank you for using ManageMyLife.com.

Bill

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2013
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Thanks Bill, I did have a technician come and replace all of the switches which were part of a recall by Frigidaire. He thought it might be the power board but we cannot find any problem with the power board. What else could it be? Where is this limit switch you speak of?

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Justin Fisher -
October 29, 2013
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It is part of the kit installed and it is the switch you turn to turn on the burner. The switch may have gotten more moisture inside. This is why you would need to have a technician come back out and check it open for you.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 29, 2013
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No the problem just happened and the tech was just out and put new switches in. They are all brand new. He suggested it was the power board. He though the relay was stuck open. Upon further testing it is not stuck open. Sears then suggested the switch that controls the warming drawer which has not interaction with the burners. This is why I am looking what the next possible part would be. It is definitely not the switches and not the power board. Those two things have been eliminated by the tech. But I can't afford to keep paying them to tell me what it is not. That is why I am here.

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Justin Fisher -
October 29, 2013
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The issue is the same the switch closed to provide power to the heater and the board provide a neutral for the heater to work. The switch needs to be closed for this to happen, not be open. I strongly recommend you have a return service call to relay and the switch out. The other thing could be a wiring issue.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 30, 2013
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I have worked on that type of range before. Bill probably sees a surface burner limit switch on the L1 side of that burner. That type switch is normally closed all the time. It won't control voltage to the burner. It only opens when the burner get so hot where it can damage the glass top. That limit switch then opens and cuts off the burner until the temperture cools down to a safe degree. The contact relay in the power relay board for the surface elements is welded shut. Thats why the burner always is on. The power relay board is bad. Thats the part will need to be replaced even though you said that you replaced it already.

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Anonymous -
October 30, 2013
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Ok The power relay board was check and a new one was put in. The problem persisted. The control knobs were also replaced by the tech as well thinking the moisture (recall) was the issue. Neither of these things changed the fact that the power to the front left burner stays on. (IS THERE ANY OTHER COMPONENTS THAT CONTROL THE BURNER???)

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Justin Fisher -
October 30, 2013
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The only other control part is the user interface control for that burner. You can see the wiring schematic for the range at www.frigidaire.com. Its provided with the manuals in the support section.

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Fred -
October 30, 2013
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The user interface board sends a signal over to the power relay board that says that the burner is turned on - if that user interface boards bad its gonna need to be replaced. Try unplugging the user interface wire from the power relay board (with the stove unplugged) and see if the burner don't heat constantly any more.

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Anonymous -
October 30, 2013
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