Samsung electric cooktop burner not working. If you keep reading this guide, you should be able to manage this repair within the time it takes you to read it.
This repair might seem simple, but it involves removing the cooktop assembly from the range. That’s the hard part. Then you have to remove and replace the heating element.
Even if you’ve never repaired anything before, you can do this repair. Just be patient because you’ll have to do a little digging to get to the heating element.
Samsung Electric Cooktop Burner Not Working
We will discuss the causes of not working the Samsung electric cooktop burner.
Surface Element Board
The surface element board contains relays that help distribute the burners’ power supply. If one or more relays stop working, the surface element itself won’t work.
This might not seem like a big deal at first, but if two or more burners fail simultaneously, then it’s likely that the surface element board is faulty.
One way to test whether or not the surface element board is defective is by using a multimeter to test the element for continuity.
If the surface element has continuity, the surface element board may be causing the problem.
Radiant Surface Element
The most common issue when the surface element isn’t working as it should is that the radiant surface element itself has burned out.
This is similar to how a light bulb would stop working. If the surface element won’t work and a continuity test shows that there is no longer a connection, then the only option is to replace the part.
It’s important to note that the radiant surface element cannot be repaired.
Switch for Surface Elements
The switch that sends voltage to the surface element coil is important in whether or not the surface element will work. If you think the button may be defective, one way to test it is to see if switching elements help.
If the surface element still isn’t working, then it’s likely that the switch is defective. Remember that the surface element switch can’t be tested or repaired, so the best solution, if you think it’s not very accurate, is to replace it.
Receptacle for Elements
The surface element is connected to a receptacle. The contacts in the case can wear out over time. The surface element will not receive power if the receptacle contacts fail.
Inspecting the receptacle contacts is the best way to determine if the element receptacle has failed. Replace the element receptacle if the connections are visibly burned or damaged.
It’s also a good idea to look for signs of burning on the element prongs. Replace both the element and the element receptacle if the prongs are burned.
Why isn’t my stovetop burner working?
If your stovetop isn’t providing even heat, it might be an electrical problem. In this case, you’ll need to call a professional or replace your appliance.
If a single burner isn’t working right, check the connection and ensure the coil is plugged in securely.
Is there an error on my Samsung cooktop?
If the controls on your oven get wet, they may lock in the d0 mode. If this happens, you’ll need to switch the circuit breaker for your kitchen off for 30 seconds, then back on again.
To prevent this from happening in the future, make sure to put your oven in child lock mode when cleaning the countertop.
As you’ve seen, replacing the heating element is a simple repair. It probably won’t take you more than 15 minutes to complete, and you’ll have a working cooktop again. If the repair has been successful, you should feel the cooktop warming up.
You should also hear the fan running if it’s a model with one. If you’ve made it this far, you should be able to manage this repair within the time it takes you to read it. Just go slow and pay attention to how the parts come off and back together.