For many people, the cooktop stove is the heart of the home. When the surface elements of a cooktop won't heat, it can delay meals and throw off the entire family's schedule. Try these three easy cooktop repair tips to find a solution to this common problem.
One of the simplest cooktop troubleshooting tips you can try is checking the heating coils and radiant surface elements on the top of the stove. Turn on the cooktop burners, give them a few minutes to warm up, and sprinkle some water over the cooking surfaces to see if they are heating properly.
Some cooktops have electronic boards that control the heating elements. It may be necessary to replace the electronic control board if the cooktop surface doesn't turn on at all or the controls are not working as they should. For example, if the switch for a front burner turns on the heat for one of the rear burners, the problem is likely electronic in nature.
The surface element switch is an ignition switch that turns the electric heating elements on and off. If one of the heating elements won't start or stop heating, the surface element switch may be the cause. Units that won't turn off should be unplugged as soon as possible until replacement cooktop parts have been installed.
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