I need to know if I have a faulty heat control switch for a 5 year old
Inglis 24" electric range. These are basically made by Whirlpool I
believe. The problem is with the large 8" burner. When I turn the
control on the the "low" setting from "off", the element won't heat up.
However, as I continue to turn it counter-clockwise until I reach
about number "2" on the dial, then the element begins to heat. This
problem only occurs on this particular burner. All other elemens heat
fine on the "low" setting. I've also noticed that I can hear what
appears to be popping sounds coming from the control every now and then
during the "cycling" of the element. I would assume that the
controller is becoming faulty or has developed a short. Would a
standard universal replacement infinite heat control switch work with
this? The element is 2400 watts, but I was told that any universal
replacement control for 8" elements in the range of 2100-2600 watts
should work OK. Is that correct? Thanks in advance for you help!
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