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burner on indicator light stays on

StoneyStrange

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Inman, Ks
Model Number
GY396LXGQ5
Brand
Whirlpool
Age
6-10 years
My "burner on" indicator light stays on even when the the burners are not hot and when the knob has snappd to the off position. We have flipped the breaker to make sure nothing bad happens but that's a pain.
Your thoughts??
Thanks
Stoney
 

rickgburton

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StoneyStrange

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do you have part #9750644???---have checked the burner controls and believe it is this switch not the larger one you stated in your response--(part # 9750646)---my understanding is I have 3 different switch sizes---a 1450 watt--1700watt and 2-2400 watt---after checking for continuity between the 2 on this same size I think it is the smaller one----also do you have a knob for one switch...thanks---Went ahead and found the part # above and the knob---ordered them today---thanks for your help--hopefully this will be right...thanks again
 
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Jake

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The #9750646 is the 2400 watt switch Rick.:)

The #9750644 is the 1700 watt switch.:)

The #9750643 is the 1400 watt switch.:)

Jake
 

Goombah

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One of the switches has a shorted contact inside it. The way to determine which one is to use an ohmmeter. First remove power to the range. disconnect the wire on the back of the switch marked "P" and check for continuity on each switch between the terminals marked L1 and L2 to the terminal marked "P". The one shows continuity is the shorted one and the one that needs to be replaced:

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I have the same problem and have some questions; Depending on the age of the range is it worth replacing? Does it pose any danger? How much electricity is being used to power the led?
 

rickgburton

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One of the switch "L1" contacts is shorted to the pilot contact. Although any short, no matter how small, has the potential of being dangerous, no you'll be OK as long as you can stand the LED on. I don't know how much electricity it uses but I can't imagine it would be very much.
 
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