May 30, 2018

Radiant surface element on range not working video

By Lyle Weischwill
Range radiant surface element not working.
Range radiant surface element not working.

This video from Sears PartsDirect shows what to check when a radiant surface element—or burner—on your range won’t heat. A failed element, wiring failure or a broken surface element control switch could be the reason the stovetop element’s not working.

For more DIY help with your electric or gas range, check out our repair help page for troubleshooting tips and videos, repair guides and error code charts.

Symptoms for electric ranges

Main causes: impact from dropping an item on the glass surface, ceramic glass surface flaw, surface element temperature limiter failure
Main causes: faulty surface element, burner control switch failure, temperature limiter not working properly, loose wiring

Repair guides for electric ranges

How to replace a range hidden bake element

These step-by-step instructions guide you through replacing the oven hidden bake element in an electric range.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
How to replace an electric range oven door outer glass panel

Learn how to replace a damaged outer window panel on your oven door with these step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less
March 20, 2015
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a range glass cooktop

These step-by-step instructions explain how to replace a damaged ceramic glass cooktop on an electric range.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 45 minutes or less

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