Model Number: 79096593601
Brand: Sears Kenmore
Age: 6-10 years

The radiant heating element, with three size settings or three heating coils, will initially turn on all three heating coils but very quickly the smallest coil will shut off. I have tested resistance on all of the parts and they all check out. The temperature limiter is not a part I can purchase separately as its part of the burner element. Is there any way to test to see if the heating limiter is bad prior to spending $150 on a new heating element? Especially when all three coils will initially heat up. I realize the limiter is suppose to shut things off so it doesn’t become too hot, but it takes forever to boil water with the small coil only heating for 30-60 seconds and then shutting off permanently. When new, those coils would cycle on and off as needed to keep things hot. Now the smallest coil just shuts off after only a brief time. Any help diagnosing this would be helpful.