How to Replace Stove Burner Switch

Symptom: Electric Stove Burner Stays on High

Possible Cause: Burner Switch Faulty

How to Replace Stove Burner Switch on Whirlpool Stove

If your stove’s surface burner only works on high regardless of the burner switch position, you may have to replace the burner switch.

To order the switch, you need to find the plate that contains the model number (Whirlpool Stove) and use it to order the correct part. The single-oven stoves have the plate mounted on the oven door frame or in the drawer below it. The double-oven stoves have a plate behind the control panel that you can lift up and see the model number.

Before doing anything else, unplug the stove power cord from the wall outlet, or turn off the circuit breaker in the main power box (If you are not sure which one it is, turn off the main circuit breaker).

After you have the switch delivered, you can replace it very quickly. It takes 5 mins to do.

The first step is to remove the covers from the back of the stove. Every stove will be different. The photos below are from Whirlpool stove.

Next, pull out the switch knob from the front of the control panel. That will expose two screws that need to be removed to take the switch out.

The next step is to unplug the switch connectors and plug them into the new switch. The best way to do this is to have the new switch in your hands and move connectors one by one from the old switch to the new one.

Now, you have to install the switch and insert the switch knob back in place. If everything was installed correctly, the burner should work properly.

The final task is to install the stove’s back cover and make sure that you don’t clip any loose wires between the stove frame and the cover.

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