Range Surface Element Won’t Turn Off

Range Surface Element Won’t Turn Off


If the range surface element on your stove won’t turn off, there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue:


  1. Check the controls: Make sure that you have turned the surface element knob or button to the “Off” position. Sometimes, the knob or button may not be fully aligned with the off position, so try turning it a little further in both directions to see if that makes a difference.
  2. Verify power supply: Ensure that the stove is receiving power. Check the circuit breaker or fuse box to see if the corresponding circuit has tripped or blown a fuse. If it has, reset the breaker or replace the fuse and see if the surface element turns off.
  3. Clean the control panel: Dirt, debris, or spills on the control panel can sometimes interfere with the proper functioning of the surface element. Gently clean the control panel with a mild cleaner and a soft cloth, ensuring that the area around the surface element control is free of any contaminants.
  4. Disconnect the power: For electric stoves, you can try disconnecting the power by unplugging the stove from the electrical outlet or by turning off the circuit breaker that supplies power to the stove. Leave it disconnected for a few minutes, then restore power and check if the surface element can be turned off.
  5. Seek professional assistance: If none of the above steps resolve the issue, it is recommended to contact a professional appliance repair technician. They have the expertise to diagnose and fix the problem safely and effectively.


Remember, when dealing with electrical appliances, it’s important to prioritize safety. If you’re unsure about any troubleshooting steps or if you encounter any potentially hazardous situations, it’s best to consult a professional.

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