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Whirlpool range GY396LXGT4 two burners comatose

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#1 CJrun

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:02 AM

LF and LR work fine, RF and RR are dead. I swapped out the control knobs/switches and the L elements still operated, the R elements did nothing. I tested the elements for resistance and got @ 25 ohms for both. I turned the breaker back on, turned the control knob on, crapped my pants, and tested the two terminals going into the element for 240 VAC, per the description here:
http://fixitnow.com/...-repair-manual/

I got no VAC. Actually, I got no VAC across those two terminals for any of the elements, including the functioning LF and LR, so I'm doing something wrong, here.

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I don't see a tech sheet available amongst the listed parts for my model. However, at this point I already know I am doing something wrong, since I get no VAC at any pair of terminals that attach to the element. Your thoughts, please??

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:46 AM

Do the Hot Surface Lights work for the bad Burners ?
With the Burners OFF, check for 120v AC
between L1 and chassis (ground)
and
between L2 and chassis (ground)
on the Burner Controls
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:27 PM

Hot Surface Lights do not work for bad burners. 120 VAC between L1 and ground and L2 and ground on GOOD burners. 120 VAC between L2 and ground on BAD burners; NO voltage between L1 and ground on BAD burners.

Thanks, Reg!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:40 PM

do the Hot Surface Lights work for the good Burners ?
L1 should go to all of the Burner Switches (wired together)
except for some Canadian models that have a Relay for the right Burner Switches
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:24 PM

Hot surface lights DO work for good burners.

I checked the wiring for the L1 wires and whaddaya know?

http://s152.photobuc...nt=L1parted.jpg

The L1 wire from the right (bad burner) controls is parted/insulation melted. Seemed a bit tight, so I'm gonna solder in a new piece and see what that gets me.

I'll update you.

Domo arigato!

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:28 PM

Ding ding ding ding!

I owe Reg a beer!

Thanks a bunch, guys.

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

:pint1:
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