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My cooktop hot surface light stays on and the biggest burner flashes error F153 and does not work. Other burners work. Can this be fixed?

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Typically a bad infinite switch will cause hot surface light to stay on. I would start by testing the switch for the burner that doesn’t work.

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Hi Tricia, I assume this is a GE unit?

Check this link from Appliance Blog that deals with this problem.

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SOURCE: cooktop light stays on when cool

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A.  What is the "plate cut-out"?

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SOURCE: Right front (large) burner indicates hot, won't work, flashes F153

I hade a code 153 also. Changed the element(costly-$200) and had to recalibrate the pan sensors(in the manual). All works fine now.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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