Heating Sometimes glass cooktops don't heat properly. Member Exclusive Not a member? In both instances, be sure the power has been turned off before making repairs. One other option to try before replacing it would be to check with a glass supplier - my local auto glass replacement place, for example, also does a lot of glass for wood stoves. You can save money if and only if you are able to do the job yourself. Exclusions apply to products with limited shelf life, which includes but are not limited to batteries, smoke detectors, or chemical based products; these products must be returned within 90 days of the original order date. If it doesn't fit don't force it, first check that you have the right model number and haven't made a mistake.
She attended Tarrant County College and studied English composition. Carefully pull the cooktop assembly slightly forward to release the front lip of the glass cooktop frame from the front cabinet support bracket. I just broke the glass cooktop of my stove. You might also like to find out whether the price is covered by the guarantee, although this is fairly unlikely. Most manufacturer's have a ready supply of spare parts which should be the quickest way to source the spare parts. When the sheet of glass is in place you should then fix the screws again and then replace the cover. Could I just get a piece of tempered glass? Most of the glass is broken, so 3 out of 4 sides are already loose.
Credit will be issued for the part s plus tax, minus any shipping charges. Sometimes you need to remove the brackets below the cooktop and lift it out to access the glass. The metal is coated in porcelain which can fracture, sending shards of ceramic across the room. The only way to be sure the cooktop is safe is to replace it or to replace the glass. It doesn't look like anything but the glass is broken but the glass is definitely ruined. Electric cooktops typically have 2 house fuses or a double breaker, one for each 120-volt leg of the 240-volt power. Rather than replace the entire stove, simply replace the damaged cooktop with a new one to save money.
The project is finished and you should now be able to use your cooktop once again. Fire hazards and electrical shock are both major concerns. Overheating also can be caused by a bad switch. Offer valid for online purchases only. Read through the detailed instructions below before starting, then use a manufacturer-approved to make the repair. I am also adding a second link in where you can set up service to have a certified tech come out and fix your cook top. If you get to the point where you need to have a service technician replace that glass top, you can schedule service through this link: Sears Home Services.
Procedure B: If you don't see quick disconnects on the wires, you'll have to do the same steps as Procedure A - while working under the glass. Remove the knobs and remove the screws along the main top outer frame. Use the proper tools and safety equipment noted in the guide and follow all instructions. Reassemble in the reverse order. Reverse the procedure to install the new glass top.
Also make sure that your children are out of the way before starting this job. Well, when I smelled something like a hot iron, I looked everywhere and finally saw it was the range. And even then I don't know if it would withstand high temperatures -- in fact it may get hot enough to un-temper it, in which case it would be a lot weaker and likely to break in normal use. Pick up cookware rather than sliding it. That's what your helpers are for.
Modern glass ceramic cooktops may look fantastic however they are fragile and can break quite easily. In an event of a return, coupon savings may be deducted from your refund. I will provide you with information on that procedure and you can decide whether you want to attempt it yourself. I looked up the part from Whirlpool. If you have an older cooktop then your only option might be trying to source a second hand glass ceramic cooktop which will match your model number.
The image below shows the basic procedure for removing the top on this type of range. So my question is this: Are there any unconventional things I can do here to be able to use my stove again? Pans with flat, smooth bottoms are best to avoid scratching. Don't use anything too abrasive on the cooktop, as you can add more scratches. Discount will be automatically applied during check-out. As a licensed professional home inspector specifically inspects appliances and their safety , I am surprised to read some of the suggestions offered.