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I went back to the parts store and they confirmed that the

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I went back to the parts store and they confirmed that the switch I bought is the only one available for this range and that it should work
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Ok then your switch must not be one of the ones that is subject to the lookup error.

Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Did the instructions address the extra wire that was left over?

Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Everytime I have run into this situation, I have been able to get the original switch.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
The instructions give three options for the red L2 wire two of the options instruct me to cut the red wire and make two connections I thought that was the right instruction and when I do that are I end up with the extra blue wire
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Did you get the pictures I sent
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Yes, can you give me the part number on the old switch?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
7403p402-60
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
209050/7403p402-60
Dual burner switch for left rear burner71001612 on parts list
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

ok

Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

How many connectors does the old switch have?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
6
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Can you take a picture of the instruction sheet for the new switch?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
2nd half
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I sent in two halves
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Ok, this appears to be a valid replacement since it is designated as a dual infinite switch replacement.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can you tell me which color wires connect to the new switch?
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Only if I knew what color wires were on what terminals on the old switch.

Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

I only know the wires by function and not by color as each burner tends to have a different color for the H wires.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok I will send that to you
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
See photo of wire diagram
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what is the H wire?
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Those are wires that go to the element.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

Do you have a clear picture of the back of the old switch showing the designations?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
see pic
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
2nd pic
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Is this a compound or piggyback per the Element* notes?
Expert:  Engineer-Tech replied 10 months ago.

These is all I can gleen without actually being there and doing continuity tests from the burners to the old switch and mapping it over to the new switch. The rest of the wires, I am unable to determine with the information I have here. There is a likelyhood that your new switch may be damaged by the looks of it as there may have been a full 40 amps passing through it. Sorry.

Large black to L1 (this wire is common to all switches)

Large red to P2 (this wire is common to all switches)

Separated large wire that is reterminated connect to connection #2

Single black wire from indicator light to S2

I will opt out and see if anyone else can chime into this.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks I am getting another new switch to replace the damaged one