The elements are coated in a ceramic insulator. When the ceramic cracks the element can fault out, but because it is a resistor it's not gonna create a dead short and the breaker may not see it. That failure is really common in oven elements because they'll crack and touch the grounded internal surface on of the oven....What would cause that. Breaker didn't trip but when I turned the burner off the light indicating that a burner was on was still lit
Most stoves break both legs when turned to the full off position for the top burners. Bake and Broil tend to go both ways, with more just breaking one leg.The elements are coated in a ceramic insulator. When the ceramic cracks the resistor can fault out. That failure is really common in oven elements because they'll crack and touch the grounded internal surface on of the oven.
In your case I think it probably shorted to one of those metal supports. My guess is the burner switch only breaks one leg of the 240V and the ground fault is allowing current to continue flowing even when the switch is off hence the burner indicator light.
FWIW, I would just like to remind you as to the #1 cause of house fires in the US: unattended cooking.So I just put a pot of water on to boil and I go to take a shower and I hear what sounds like a dead short. So I got to see what happened and this is what I see.
What in the world?