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Electric Stove Burners Not Working?

April 2, 2018

I have a Hotpoint electric stove that was working, but just stopped. I went and got another stove and plugged it in and it is not working neither. I checked all the wiring and burners on the stoves with a multimeter and everything seems to be good on both stoves, but when I plug either one in they turn on, but are not heating up.

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Any idea what it can be?

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April 4, 20180 found this helpful
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Check the wiring behind the stove? I know it's tough to test whether the outlet is functional (given that you can't plug anything else into it). Borrow a multi-meter if you can? (After checking the breakers, of course.)

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October 3, 2019

My electric range only has one burner working properly. The other three burners can't work independently. I need to always turn on the good one to make other burners work.

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October 3, 20190 found this helpful

they should work independently. There is a wiring malfunction if you need to have one on to get the others to work. This is not a do it yourself project unless you are familiar with electricity

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October 3, 20190 found this helpful

Yikes! That is concerning. Have you pulled all the burners and reinserted? If so and it is still an issue, best to have a pro look at it. Safety first! Post back with an update!

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October 3, 20190 found this helpful

This is a counter-top stove so it's possible when cleaning burners the wires got messed up and now do not work properly.
DIY Electrical repairs is never a good idea unless you are a qualified electrician. This looks like an older stove so you may want to consider looking for a reconditioned stove at an appliance store as most likely repairs will be high cost.

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Check out appliances at a Habitat Restore if there is one in your area.


It's possible you are playing with a potential fire every time you turn a burner on so please give thought to replacing this stove top.

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October 10, 20190 found this helpful

You can have a short in the wiring under the stove top. If this is the case then you really need a person to come out and look at this. There also could be an issue with the burners themselves and they need to be replaced. All in all this is not a do it yourself repair job if you can not wire electrical cable I would call the company and have them send out a repair man.

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May 10, 2018

4 burners on my GE electric stove do not work, but the oven and clock work.


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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

Make sure the burners are making a connection Check your breakers.

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

Either you have a fuse burned out OR you have the type of burners that plug and unplug. If they are the type that pull out, replace them.

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It would help if you could show us a photo of your stove top.

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

According to GE website, says:

Step 1
If the top burners do not work, but the clock does work, your appliance may be wired improperly, contact your installer for further assistance.

Step 2
Check circuit breakers/fuses and power cord.

Step 3
Make sure power cord is plugged in.

products.geappliances.com/.../gea-support-search-content?contentId...

Good luck!

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May 10, 20180 found this helpful

make sure there was no damage to the connections, or make sure that they are connected if plug and play

you should get this checked out immediately because it can be a fire hazard if something damaged the connection (IE a rodent) or if it's simply shorting out

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April 16, 2013

What would make my electric burners just blow? Could it possibly be from spraying them with cleaning chemicals while cleaning?

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April 18, 20130 found this helpful

It's always possible that using a spray cleaner could have caused all of your burners to fail but it's much more likely that you have a broken wire breaking the electrical circuit to your burners.

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The wire(s) could be broken due to age, or it could be the break has occurred from the motion of lifting the burners to get to the area beneath if your stovetop is so designed.

This is a job for a professional. You're looking for an appliance repairman/woman who carries bonding and insurance, and holds specialised training in electric appliance repair. Pricey, yes, but safest option for you and anyone living in the home.

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April 18, 20130 found this helpful

Have you checked the breaker box?

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October 12, 2011

I have a separate stove and oven and they are on separate breakers. The 4 burners quit working. I replaced the breaker and still nothing. What should I do next?

By Rollin

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October 13, 20110 found this helpful

It sounds as though you have a wire gone bad in the stovetop (the part where the burners are). It may be something as simple as a loose wire from the top being pulled up while cleaning.

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Shut off the power to the burners and then use a flashlight to get a good look at the wiring to the burners-you will see the wiring leading to each burner, plus a main feed into the wall where the burner feeds into a junction.

Even if you find the wire, though, you should leave a job like this to a professional-preferably one factory trained on your model cooker. It may be expensive but it's worth it when you consider the fire hazard factor.

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October 14, 20110 found this helpful

Have you checked the fuses in your stove top? As for a loose wire, if you have any handyman skills at all it is a very simple fix and certainly not worth the money a service call from a "professional" will cost you

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