An infinite switch is an important component of a cooktop that controls the heat output of the burners. If you're experiencing problems with your cooktop, such as inconsistent heat output or burners not working, it may be time to replace the infinite switch. This can seem like a daunting task, but with a few simple steps, you can replace an infinite switch on a cooktop in no time.
Before you begin the process of replacing the infinite switch, gather the necessary supplies. You'll need a new infinite switch, a screwdriver, a pair of pliers, and a towel or piece of cardboard.
The first step in replacing the infinite switch is to pull the stove away from the wall. Place a towel or piece of cardboard on the floor to protect it from scratches. Then, lift the stove at the front and pull it forward, making sure to slide it forward so it's completely away from the wall.
Next, turn off the power to the stove. The power source may be a breaker switch or a fuse, so locate and turn off the power to the stove or unplugged the gas stove power cord before proceeding.
Once the power is off, you're ready to remove the old infinite switch. Start by pulling off the switch knob. Then, remove the two screws beneath the knob that secure the switch to the stove. After the screws are removed, remove the top back panel of the stove to access the wires that are connected to the old switch. Use pliers to gently pull the wires from the old switch.
To install the new infinite switch, transfer the wires from the old switch onto the new switch. Make sure the wires are connected to the proper terminals on the new switch. Then, set the switch into place and secure it with the two screws on the front of the switch. Finally, return the switch knob to its original position.
Once the new infinite switch is installed, it's time to return the stove to its place. Start by plugging the stove back in to its power source. Then, slide the stove backward until it's against the wall, making sure to fit the feet into the bracket. Nudge the stove firmly into place, making sure it's secure and level.
Replacing an infinite switch on a cooktop is a simple task that can be done in just a few steps. By following this guide, you can replace a faulty infinite switch and get your cooktop back in working order. If you have any questions or concerns, be sure to consult the manufacturer's instructions or a professional repair service.