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I keep having to replace element D, 74011986 on my Jennair

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I keep having to replace element D, 74011986 on my Jennair stove model JES8850BCB. It is the dual element one . The coils themselves are always fine but the probe which has the plug running back to the switch somehow quits working and shuts down the element. What does that probe do and can I eliminate it. If I jumper the wire going to the switch it works fine. Im on my fourth element in 7 years.
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Jenn-Air is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: I put the model number in my question. The serial number is ***** We bought the stove in 2007
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: I already have. I have it jumped. It works but I have no idea what the probe is that I jumped and what I have eliminated.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: No.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 month ago.

One moment while I get some information for you!

Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 1 month ago.

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Answer:

That is the overheat temperature sensor. That keeps it from overheating if you bypass it it will work but if it overheats due to a switch failure there is nothing to stop it.

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