stove eye NOT turning off
Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:30 AM
I then aked if that was the problem he was having and he said yes. So I figured it must be the switch. I went back to the parts store for a replacement switch. I gave them the model number and they gave me the switch. I replaced that and the thing still will not turn off. By this time, I was tired and had already spent too much money/time, so I broke down and went and bought a new stove. The family deserves to have a stove that works and I was a little concerned about the liability thing too. But I'd really like to fix this one, as I have somewhat of an investment in it! Has anyone else experienced something like this?
Just to give some information; it's a GE stove (very old), it's the right front burner and the switch (on the back of the stove) is the one on the far right, as I'm looking at the front of the stove. The other three burners work fine, as does the oven. Any adivce?
Thanks in advance for the help.
Also, I almost forgot the model number. The model number for the above-mentioned stove is J BS03 ON1WH.
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:15 AM
Pardon my ignorance, as I'm new to this site and to home repair in general, but what does "inf." mean? Inferior? I double-checked the knob and I think it's on right (both the old and new ones). I also tried different positions to see if "off" was somewhere else on the knob. Nothing worked. And the knob was popping out when it reached the "off" marker.
Hummmm, usually when the burner will not shut off when the switch is turned off the inf. switch is welded together internally. Or the knob is not the right one or is on wrong and the off is not really the off position. Check the knob and see if the burner will turn off when in a different position. Since you have replaced the switch would like to ask what else did you replace. Perhaps something else is grounded like a bare wire to the burner or the burner itself. We do not know what else was replaced before the inf. switch.
As far as replacing, I replaced the wiring harness that runs from the switch to the burner and also the burner itself. When I lifted up the stove lid, I saw that someone had cut the wires and sealed them with electrical tape and tucked them back behind the stove. I was a little suspicious that they might have done that so it wouldn't work, just so they could get a new stove. It was only after I got the new burner in place did I realize they cut the wire so it would turn off. Other than that, I don't know what else has been done to the stove.
As far as the "inf. switch being welded together internally," how do I check this and is this something a novice can repair? Thanks for the help.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 08:33 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 02:00 AM
You'll need to check all the wire connections in comparison to the wiring diagram. The power is supplied from L1 and L2, and is "daisy chained" from burner to burner. Someone probably has some terminals switched. Possibly a "one size fits all" aftermarket switch was used and wired wrong.
Posted 02 August 2005 - 04:16 AM
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