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#1 beepshouse

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Posted 25 May 2005 - 09:53 AM

Hello,

I am new to posting, but not new to the site.   I have a Kenmore 30" electric freestanding range Model # 911.9324590   It is about 9 years old.

The problem it has is, unless I wiggle and jiggle the burners they will not light up.  The connection (I believe they are called terminal blocks) that you plug the burners into are loose.  I have tightened them and it helped for a bit, but the last time I used a large one it arc'd :yikes: and I turned off the burner.   My husband had it working, but again, the same thing, wiggle-jiggle-wiggle.  IF I am lucky I can cook a whole dish before it stops working.  :X  Do I replace the terminal blocks or do I replace the burners?  Also, are they easy to fix?  I am pretty good at do it yourself stuff and can follow directions. 

Thanks for any help:D

Beepshouse


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Posted 25 May 2005 - 01:08 PM

You may have wallowed out the recepticles.  Pull the elements out and inspect the end tabs; if you see any pitting, that's a sure sign of a worn recepticle.  Caution:  lack of apparent pitting is not conclusive proof that the recepticles are good. 

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Posted 26 May 2005 - 01:22 AM

WAIT!!!!! Before you go buying that recepticle block for $37 just because it was looked up by a G.E. part#.

Come and get one for only $8.50, much better kit CLICK HERE

You're lucky, not all G.E. sourced ranges use the universal sytle recepticle block and you do have to order the special G.E. part for 3 to 4 times more than the same part from a different manufacture.

And also, if the ends of your elements are all pitted and arched up, DON'T put the old pitted and arched element back into a new recepticle block. You will just be doing the job again in less than a year.

If the element ends are just slightly pitted and arched, use a file or fine dremal tool grinder and clean up the arched and pitted areas on the element ends and you should be ok to go.
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Posted 04 July 2005 - 09:20 PM

Update:

Thank  you so very much!  I have ordered said parts.  I also ordered burner elements as they were rather pitted and mis-shaped.    My only concern is that when I wired the new receptacles in, they came with little plastic sleeve do-ma-jiggy's that you melt over the wire covers.  They did not melt very well and I worry about a fire.  Should I cover them with something else?  Perhaps electrical tape?  :?  

Thank you again! :D

Beepshouse





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