Electric Burner Stays Red Hot

A customer will complain that her burner, usually the big, front favorite one, will no longer stay at simmer or medium heat. It will only glow full blast - red hot.  This is simply a bad infinite switch. An infinite switch includes a bi-metal device that cycles the power on and off depending on the the chosen setting. A low setting only turns the power on 10% of the time. A broken bi-metal will just keep the power on constantly. Replace the switch! 

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© Harry D. Raker 2015