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Old 10-26-2011, 02:57 AM   #1
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I have a GE electric stove that is approximately 5 years old. It has three small burners and one large.

I've just recently noticed that when I turn the knob for the large burner, it makes a sound that the other knobs don't make - it's almost like a spark or popping sound. You know how you push the knob in to turn - that's when it does it and it's not loud at all. And it doesn't make any other sound. The burner works ok, but quite frankly I'm now hesitant to use it until I'm sure it's safe. Perhaps it's always made that sound and I've just begun to notice it.

Might anyone here know what it could be?

I'm a recent widow and I seem to have become more aware of various sounds around the house recently, from clicking in the thermostat when A/C comes on to the fridge cycles to creaks from attic, etc. It's good to be cautious, but I don't want to be overly fearful and worry that every little sound is cause for concern.

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It shouldn't make any sounds the other sw's don't make. could be getting ready to go..don't use til you get it checked.

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yeah, get it checked out asap. Its probably the burner switch contacts.
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could be getting ready to go..

By that, do you mean it wouldn't work?
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yeah, get it checked out asap. Its probably the burner switch contacts.

But is it ok as long as I don't turn the knob on?
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yes, do not worry about it. If you do not turn it on it will not cause any problems.
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yes, do not worry about it. If you do not turn it on it will not cause any problems.
I actually called a local service this evening and talked to them about it and he said the same thing - that if it's turned off it's ok and that it is probably the switch. I will have someone come in and check that as well as the entire unit and make sure everything is working properly.

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