Stove Temperature Control broken


Question: What do the numbers on my electric stove top relate to in terms of temperature? The numbers are 1 through 9 on the dial for the stove top. My confusion is because I am following a recipe and the heat setting calls for Medium High heat. My problem is that there is no indication of which number (higher or lower) to set the dial to make the stove top High Medium or Low Heat. What number is the hottest on a stovetop? The highest number or the lowest number? What are stove top temperature equivalents? Quick Answer: The higher number is the highest heat setting.

On most any stove top the dials or knobs will have the numbers from 1 to 9 printed on the knobs or on the stove itself. If you set the number on the temperature dial to 9, this is the highest heat temperature. If you set the number on the temperature dial to 1, this is the lowest heat temperature.

– Highest heat is 9 on stove knob.
– Mid heat is around 4 – 6 on stove knob.
– Low heat is...

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We know that having a broken stove is a frustrating experience, that’s why we’re here to help you repair it and get you cooking again quickly. Do-it-yourself stove repairs can be easy, provided you can diagnose the problem and get the appropriate part if necessary. In this series you’ll find common broken stove symptoms. If your stove is experiencing one of them, give our experts a call to discuss the best course of action.

Stove will not turn on

If your broken stove will not turn on, start by examining a few key elements such as the fuses, infinite switch, surface element, bake and broil element and the stove burner igniter.

Fuse: If your stove has internal fuses, a wiring or component problem could have caused a fuse to blow. A blown fuse is an indication that a component has shorted or failed, and the problem will need to be corrected. Most stoves that use fuses will have an indication of the circuits that are affected by a particular fuse. If an stove fuse...

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Hmmmm, are you sure meant to reply to me for all of that? I am bit confused because...

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I have no clue what "Zero Delta T cooking" is and have never heard the phrase until I read this instructable. Nearly 30 years child and adult in the sciences and tech industry has trained me to blow past phrases like that as marketing gibberish. I just look at the tech.

My knowledge of sous vide comes from (A) watching hundreds of hours of the Food network with my foodie spouse and (B) using immersion circulators in the lab.

2) There is no mention of vacuum in this Instructable.

True and I didn't mention it either.

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Stove Repair – Stove Won’t Turn Off

It can be alarming if your stove burner won’t turn off. An out of control burner is a fire and safety hazard that needs to be dealt with immediately. Don’t panic! The following troubleshooting guide can help you locate and resolve the issue. If you are concerned or need immediate assistance, feel free to contact It Is Fixed for same day* cooktop repair.

Possible Cause: Broken Knob

If the knob is cracked or broken, it may not be able to turn the temperature control stick, and it may look as if the burner is switched off even if it isn’t. To test, remove the knob and turn the temperature control manually. If this works, the knob will need to be replaced. Do not use your stove with the knobs removed as it may allow moisture to damage the electronics.

Possible Cause: Electronic or Control Pad Error

A glitch in the electronics or control pad may prevent the oven from receiving the message to turn off the burner....

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Electric stove burners heat up quickly and provide a consistent heat level for cooking. When they work inconsistently, provide fluctuating heat, or don't work at all, it may be that the burner control switch is at fault. Testing the switch is easy, and is within the capabilities of most homeowners, but you need a multimeter to do the job. Before beginning any work on the stove, make certain that it is unplugged from the outlet.

Burner Controls

The burner on a stove is a radiant coil. The electricity passes through the metal coil and is converted to heat. The amount of heat is determined by the amount of electricity available, and the floe of electricity is controlled by the burner control switch. The switches are located in various places around the stove, depending upon the model. There is normally a panel held on by several screws that you need to remove to access the switches.

Control Wiring

Examine the burner control switch leading to the problem...

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Electric stoves rely on electrical resistance to heat up the burners on the cooktop, which means they function much in the same way as electric heaters. A stove burner draws much more power than a heater, so they must be connected to a 240-volt circuit to get that power. When one of the burners stops working, you can usually trace the problem to the burner switch, the burner receptacle or the burner itself.

The Burner Circuit

Power comes into an electric range through two "legs" that are at a voltage of 120-volts relative to ground -- which means the voltage between them is 240 volts. The thermostat switch for each burner contains a heat-sensitive contact that connects and disconnects one of the legs cyclically, cutting power to the burner. This is how the switch regulates temperature. When the contact is closed, 240-volt power flows to the burner receptacle, which is also called the block. From there it flows through the metal burner element, which heats up because...

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