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Heating Too Much or Not Heating Enough - Electric Cooktop - Ranges

Troubleshooting Cooking Appliances Last Updated 05/09/2018
Electric Cooktop Heating Too Much - Ranges

Electric Cooktop temperature issues may be resolved without a technician. If you see any error on the display screen, please visit our Error Codes - Cooktop and Range page to resolve the error.

Request for repair IMMEDIATELY IF

  • One or more of the burners on an ELECTRIC RANGE fails to turn OFF after being switched OFF, or

  • Temperature setting increase unexpectedly during use.

GLASS cooktops do not lose as much heat to the surrounding area, compared to a coil or gas cooktop. Glass cooktops can often be set to lower temperature compared to a coil or gas cooktop. For more detailed information about the recommended settings for your specific model, refer to your owner's manual.

When the cooktop is heating too much, check the following sections to ensure that optimum cooking performance.

The cooking areas on your range are identified by permanent circles on the glass cook top surface. For the most efficient cooking, fit the pan size to the element size. When a control is turned on, a glow can be seen through the glass cook top surface. The element cycles on and off to maintain the preset heat setting, even on Hi.

element cycles

Knob Type

After cleaning the oven knobs, make sure to replace each knob in the correct position. Failure to do so can result in improper operation of the burners.

Refer to the owner’s manual for the customer’s model for detailed instructions. Please visit our Manuals and Documents page to download copy.

  1. Push in the appropriate knob.

  2. If the element still will not turn on, the unit will require a repair service. Please visit our Request a Repair page.

Control Panel Type

  1. Press the ON/OFF button

  2. Use the – / + buttons to adjust the element temperature settings.

    DUAL: Press the SELECT button to select either the inner (smaller) or outer (larger) element function.

  3. To turn off the element after cooking, press the ON/OFF button once.

  4. . If the element still will not turn on, the unit will require a repair service. Please visit our Request a Repair page.

The Warming Zone, located in the back center of glass surface, will keep hot, Cooked food at serving temperature. Use the Warming Zone to keep food warm after it has already been cooked. Attempting to cook uncooked or cold food on the Warming Zone could result in a food-borne illness. The warmer will not glow red like the other cooking elements.

Flat bottomed cookware is always highly recommended for use with the radiant cooktop.

Using cookware with rounded (convex or concave) bottoms can cause the heating efficiency of the cooktop to be lower or higher than normal.

Be sure that the cooking zones match the size of the cookware intended for use.

NOTE: Induction cooktop cookware requirements can be found in the model specific owner's manual. Please visit our Manuals and Documents page to download a copy of your owner's manual.

Author - Sanmi Ajanaku

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