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Thread: Frigidare range burner issue

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    Default Frigidare range burner issue

    I have a Frigidare 24" range CFEF212CS1.
    The back right small burner does not heat like the other ones. If I set the knob at low(3-5) it doesn't seem to heat or takes forever. It seems I have to turn it up to 6 or 7 and then back to 3-4 after it starts to heat.
    Are all the control knobs the same? If I measure ohms should I get the same readings comparing the front to back knobs?
    I haven't checked but could the burner be the issue if someone changed it to the wrong one? Should the two small burners be the same?

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    G'day,

    Parts breakdown shows 3 different elements.

    1 - Element, surface, large, 2400 W
    1 - Element, surface, small/6 inch, 1250W
    2 - Element, surface, small/6 inch, 1500 W

    So one of your elements is a lower wattage simmer style element.

    It seems I have to turn it up to 6 or 7 and then back to 3-4 after it starts to heat.
    That *sounds* more like a possible switch issue.

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    Are all the control knobs the same?
    The knobs yes, the switch behind the knob, no.

    If I measure ohms should I get the same readings comparing the front to back knobs?
    Ohming the switches or elements?

    jeff.
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    The control behind the knob. I figured if they were the same I could ohm as I turned and see if two knobs ohm the same.
    I checked the small burners and they both appear to be 1500 watt.

    Or maybe it's just the way that burner operates.
    Last edited by chrisb; 08-14-2019 at 10:57 PM.

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    I took the back off the stove.
    Both controls have the same part #.
    Both burners are 1500 watts.
    As far as I can tell both controls OHM out the same.
    I did squeeze the push on connectors for a tighter fit. They seemed a bit loose. I'll see how it functions next time I have something to cook on it.

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    From the factory the 6 inch elements should be different.
    How did you determine that they were the same?

    There is only about a 1 ohm difference between a 1250 and 1500 watt element.

    The rear element is normally what is called a simmer element depending on the manufacturer.

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    There is a stamping on the metal Y support saying 1500W. All 3 small burners are 1500W.

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    I just checked again and there was a 1250 element. I moved it to the right rear. It was dark last night when I was checking them.

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    Sometimes the 1250 watt element will not 100% glow red.

    I took the back off the stove.
    Both controls have the same part #.
    3 should be the same, 1 will be different. The switches are amperage sensitive so the large element will use a larger amp switch.

    jeff.
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    I'll take the back off again in the next couple of days and check again.
    I bought this stove used couple of years ago. Maybe someone changed it out for the wrong one. I have always thought the burner was acting odd but am just now actually looking into it, as it functioned. It's at the cottage and only gets used in the summer.

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    Below is a link to info on this unit
    http://b2b.frigidaire.com/support/Re...&Search=Search

    Looks like the infinite switches for all three 6"elements are the same.
    So you could try a 1500 W element in the right rear position.
    Then if it works as you want it buy a 1500 W element and get rid of the 1250 element.

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