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Old 10-10-2007, 01:02 PM   #1
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radiant burner troubleshooting


I have Maytag Gemini free standing range (MER6755ASS). One fine day there was a pop/flash seen under the smooth cooking surface and the stove went out, breaker tripped actually. Unplugged the range, turned the breaker on...all good. Checked voltage at plug....all good. Plugged range in, breaker trips. Something wrong with the range, suspect radiant burner.

Call repair guy he come's out and I say, "Just try to diagnose the problem for the minimum call charge, I'm not looking for a $500 repair bill". He took the back off the stove. The wiring harness for the left burners had a burn mark around the ground pin...hmmm, looks like a burner short. Left the left side burner harness unplugged. Put everything back together, fired it up and oven and right side burners worked fine. Repair guy says, "yep, need to change the shorted element".

Fast forward to today......time to change the element. Two screws and the top lifts off, flip it over for access to the burners. Here's the question: The ground wire in the harness plug connects to both burners. I suspect only one is bad. Using a multimeter, how can the radiant elements be tested to determine which one is bad?

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Old 03-14-2008, 01:16 PM   #2
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You can check the element with an ohm meter.

The should be an envelope on the back of the range that will tell you the wattage of each element and the resistance that reach element should have.

If you require any thing for your range you can get your Maytag parts here.

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