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Jenn-air model ccs446 electric cook top. two bigger bruners

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Jenn-air model ccs446 electric cook top. two bigger bruners fail to heat up with constant high heat. if i needed to replace the bruners where would i go and what would be the aprt numbers? is it the burners? how would you test the burners or other potential problems?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=336631&SourceCode=5&ModelNum=ccs446

Thanks for the question.

This is the burner for your stove, you would need a volt meter to check the burners to see if thats the problem, it could also be the switches causing that problem.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

using a volt meter? what shoud it read? How would i check the switches? is it rare that both big burners are on a down hill slide simutanously?

thank you

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.
If you set the switch to a medium heat do hey work ok.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

it generally does not get past low heat and at times it will get to the appropriate setting...ie medium or high

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.
Then that would be the switches causing that problem and not the elements.

Edited by appliance doctor on 9/1/2010 at 12:58 PM EST
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

http://www.partselect.com/PartDetail.aspx?Inventory=2089426&SourceCode=5&ModelNum=ccs446

The switches can be bought at any appliance parts store near you or from Sears.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
so, is it the switches or burners? how would i check the burners...with the volt meter...or am i just checking for continuity?
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.
It is the switches thats causing the problem, just by what the symptoms are it has to be the switches so theres no testing required.If it was the elements you wouldn't get any heat from them.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

do you have a part number...if not that is fine.

thanks for the input..

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

The part number at Sears is 766300 , hope this helps you with that problem.

Thanks and God Bless.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

i checked on the part..it is obsolete...is there any generic part that coud be used?

htank you

j

Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.
I see, if you take the switches to an appliance parts store they will sell you one that will fit and work in your unit.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Your welcome.

Thanks and God Bless.