ELECTRIC STOVE NOT HEATING A recent cleaning might be the reason. The first thing our pro plumber asks is, "Did you clean the stove recently?" Usually the answer is yes, and the fix is easy. When you slid the burner back into the top, the terminal didn't engage with the receptacle under the stove top or the plastic terminal block got knocked out of its holder. Lift the stove top and try reinstalling the terminal block. Also try spreading the terminals slightly to create a tighter connection.