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Thread: Maytag smooth top element not working

  1. #1
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    Mar 2019

    Default Maytag smooth top element not working

    Originally posted 5-02-2013 11:54 PM
    By: splatapus

    Hi everyone,

    One of the 6 inch element on my Maytag smooth top range ( model # PER5750QCW ) has just stopped working. I lifted up the ceramic top and saw that a very tiny piece on the strip of element metal was burned.

    I have found the replacement element, but my question is: is there a cheaper way to fix this? The burn on the strip of metal that makes up the element is very very small ( only 2 millimeters in length). Can't I just short it across the burned piece or something?

    Thank you in advance
    Last edited by jeff1; 05-15-2019 at 10:41 PM.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2019
    Ontario Canada


    Originally posted 5-03-2013 7:45 AM

    New element time. Once the element is broken it is toast, element gets hot from the resistance of the coil, a plain piece of wire or such would just burn off.

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    Surface element with limiter, 6 inch, 1200 watts

    Last edited by jeff1; 05-15-2019 at 10:43 PM.
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