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KitchenAid Electric Range/ Double Oven - "Cooktop On" light stays on constantly

ACW3

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Model Number
KFED500ESS
Brand
KitchenAid
Age
6-10 years
Jake...thanks so much for your help on my dishwasher....now its time to address a nagging little issue with our KitchenAid stove. Not sure of the model number as it has been rubbed off in a cleaning...but it is a 6-7 year old model which is exactly like KFED500ESS. The "cooktop on" light would occasionally flicker and now it stays illuminated constantly. Any thoughts on what this could be? I'm assuming a control panel electrical issue...Appreciate any help.
 
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Jake

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No, that's usually caused by a faulty burner sensor, but without the exact model number its impossible to look up your parts for it.

Jake
 

ACW3

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Any suggestion on how to get the model number since the label has been scrubbed too much to read it?
 

Jake

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Unfortunately not.

Let me see if I'm understanding this correct, is it the COOKTOP ON light or the SURFACE HOT INDICATOR light that stays ON?

If the COOKTOP ON light, which light is staying on for which burner?

Jake
 

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I"m going to do some digging here in a few minutes as I believe I still have the owner's manual from our purchase...
 

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Ok, if COOKTOP ON is always ON, One of the switches for the elements has a shorted contact. Remove the back of the control panel to access the switches. Then disconnect power to the range, then look on the switch for the terminal marked P1 or P. Remove that wire from each switch, one at a time, until the light goes out.

Once you locate the bad burner switch--->Read the part number from the burner switch itself and post it here.:)

Jake
 

ACW3

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Excellent! I will give this a shot this afternoon after work and report back! Thanks a ton, Jake!!
 

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Your welcome.:)

Jake
 
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