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Electric KitchenAid Range - 2 Burners out - 2 different fixes.

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Don2222, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Hello

    Both front burners are out. Anyone have this problem and get it fixed? How much did it cost you?
    Elements are approx $125.00 Each!
    The left front dual burner is dead and the right front single burner, the burner LED flickers and goes out when turning knob!

    Well, time to fix!

    After removing a few screws and 1st unplugging the stove, the LF element was easy to unclip. Then the bottom clips had to be removed and screwed into the new element. Done

    The RF single element is 8", I found that this model was made with 2 different series Stainless Steel not counting the other models! In the other series the RF single element burner is 9" just to be confusing!

    Kitchen Aid Stove
    Model #s for stainless steel
    KESK901SSS000 or KESK901SSS002

    Anyways, the burner #s for our stove.
    RF single element (Coils are further apart)
    8523696

    LF Dual Element (Coils are closer together) see pics
    4453909

    So replacing the LF dual burner fixed that burner.

    However replacing the right front burner which was pretty worn did not fix the problem!
    The fact that the burner light flicked when turning the knobe indicates a poor connection! But where?

    Pulling the LF element control out and uncliping the wires made the problem quite visible!
    So I just took the brass cleaning brush I use for pellet stove auger bushings and cleaned the one very corroded spade lug on the back of the burner control! Bingo

    Put everything back and they all work!

    See pics

    Pic 1 - Range
    Pic 2 - Back of Controls
    Pic 3 - New Element Top
    Pic 4 - New Element Back
    Pic 5 - All elements
    Pic 6 - Top of RF Burner Control
    Pic 7 - Back of RF Burner Control showing corroded terminal. See Red Arrow
    Pic 8 - Cleaning Back of RF Burner Control
    Pic 9 - Light is on constant and Burner works!

    Click pic to Enlarge

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    Last edited: Apr 26, 2014

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I had that happen. Got online and ordered a new one delivered from Home Depot. Two days and six hundred dollars later. Problem fixed.
  3. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Six Hundred? Did you buy a new stove?
    Our stove has the warming draw to keep the rest of the Pizza warm and sold for $1599.00
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    $1,599 for a range is nuts.
  5. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Totally nuts. The builder grade one that came with this house lasted 28 years until I set it on fire.
  7. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Nowadays a high quality stove like that costs alot more?
  8. Highbeam

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    I only think it is totally nuts when there is no cheaper option. My coworker just paid 1800$ for a whirlpool standard level washer and dryer set. These things last only 5-8 years. You want to buy a fancy oven like a viking, or a fancy BBQ like a weber, then you can certainly find a place to spend double but be sure that you are getting something for that. So long as there are cheaper options I accept that there will be top tier options.

    How do you know when a burner is "worn out" on one of these glass top ranges. Other than the thing no longer lighting up.
  9. Don2222

    Don2222 Minister of Fire

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    Yes it slowly died and them stopped lighting up completely. The burner that had a bad control connection just had the burner light flicker.

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