An old -- no, no, make that an ancient -- Westinghouse electric stove has an
inoperable "automatic burner." (It's one of the four burners.) The burner
has some sort of sensor in its center (three wires plus a ground, in
addition to the leads to the heating element). A replacement burner is no
longer available for this stove (Model KAD40XW). How can I wire around the
sensor to disable the automatic function and convert it to a normal burner?
Wiring diagram anyone? Suggestions welcomed.
I don't have a diagram for that model#, but to convert most
of these older sensor-burners, you have to replace the sensor-
type switch - basically a thermostat, much like the one in the
oven - with a regular switch, like those used on the other
If yours is as old as I think it is, the regular switches are tough
to find, too. You might be able to find out more on the classic
appliance site's discussion group: http://classicappliances.com
Hope that's of some help...
Dave's Repair Service
New Albany, PA
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