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Thread: Flat top hot surface light stays on?

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    Default Flat top hot surface light stays on?

    Model Number: 790.45799101
    Brand: Sears Kenmore

    Just installed a used flat top stove and notice that the hot surface light stays on constantly even if the stove has not been used all day and the surface is cold. is this normal?

    Thanks.

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    No it is not normal, either your element or your switch needs to be changed, not sure on this model, Jake will link you to your correct part. Is there only 1 hot surface light? If not which light is it?

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    Yes, thats the big question, if you just have 1 hot surface light for all the surface burners then you'll have to check each burner to see which 1 is causing it to stay ON.

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    Yes there is only one light, located center front. how do i check the burners?

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    I'm really not sure, it was rare that I ever ran across this where just one light indicated hot surface, normally each burner would have its own light.

    You'll likely need to have a appliance tech. out to check them.

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    will anything be affected if i just leave it?

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    No, it will still run fine that way.

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    Hey Jake, on the ones ive changed (maybe 4-5) for this exact problem, it has always been the right front burner , because its the 1 customers use the most,,, fyi

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    Yes, that sounds logical.

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