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Whirlpool ceramic stove top burner not working

We bought our house with a 30" Whirlpool ceramic top freestanding stove. The stove is about 7 years old. One of the four burners used to work "sometimes" and now doesn't work at all. I am looking for advice to help me decide if it would be more economical to have someone come fix it or just buy a new stove. I am looking for the possible cause (so I can check part prices) and whether we could easily fix it ourselves. Thanks in advance.

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Lyle W
The two common component failures that will prevent a burner from heating are the burner switch (usually around $60) and the element itself (normally about $80). The parts will vary according to the model number of your range. You can use your model number to look up parts on the

Sears PartsDirect

website.

This type of failure is normally something that you can diagnose and repair yourself with some expert help. We can normally provide diagnostic help and component access procedures that can help you

safely

fix this problem yourself. The cost for fixing this problem yourself will likely be less than $100. To proceed, we will need the full model number of your Whirlpool range. Reply with that information and we will assist you further.

The model number is often on the side of the opening to the oven cavity. Open the oven door to view this area.
by Lyle W Earned 2,989 community points in Appliances
November 13th, 2010
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Manage My Life
A stove is the most important appliance next to the refrigerator. So it must be working properly in order to go about your daily living. I found multiple links that may suggest reasons as to why your burners wont ignite. A suggestion I have is to provide your model number to get you more detailed information specific to your product. Just add to this thread. I hope this helps!
by Manage My Life
November 12th, 2010
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