First, you have to pull out the cooktop from the counter and remove the knobs.
Next, there are hex screws around the perimeter - do not remove the lowest ones on the front and the back (they hold the tray that the burners sit in) or the ones on the bottom (they help to hold on the blower assembly).
The final trick are two screws that are located in the downdraft plenum - there's one on each side (you don't have to remove the two in the back or the front - those are for small covers only).
The glass should lift out.
When putting the new glass in, remember that the plenum walls fit on the inside of the glass (you won't see the top of the steel).
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Re: Replace JED8430ADB Ceramic Glass
There should only be a few perimeter screws holding down the glass to the unit itself, i would look tothe new glass top to see which screwswould need to come out, should not be very difficult, just take your time asthe glass is expensive. turn off power as well many live wires undert here
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raise cook top out of counter and remove screws holding glass top to base . remove glass and on the right is switch bank two screws holding each / remove and do not pull wires. but transfer one at a time noting that markings on old sw match new . . sw pt # is 12002125 and cost 49.35. and reinstall in reverse.. hope this helps . and do turn off the power before you start. mm good sailing .,
hi...no nid to replace the ceramic top,coz it is very expensive compare to buy a new one.the price of the glass ceramic top is mostly half or 3/4 of the actual price of the new one.much beter to buy an new one,get an new & the warranty but the glass is not covered in waranty for all brand.
are u sure u want to replace the ceramic glass top,much beter to check the price of the unit, coz it is very expensive almost halt the price of the new one...dont try to replace it by ur self coz the glass cover is no waranty if u broke or wrong intallation,u waste ur money if hapen that,much beter to canvas first & call an expert tecnician to do it.
much beter to call an technician coz the glass ceramic is no warnaty,if u get wrong instalation or broke the glass u waste ur money,call the person have an expertise for that.dont try to fix by it ur self.coz if the technician fix it,u get an assurance for the waranty if may happen during instalation.
hi...first thing to do is canvas the price of the ceramic glass top,coz the price of the glass is half or more compare to the new one..do u think if u buy a glass only it is reasonable or waste ur money?then dont try to fix it by it ur self,coz the glass u buy is no warranty for wrong instalation.call an expert technician to do it to get an assurance for the warranty for installation.
HI You should be able to replace the top only. Normally if this is your fault, it is not covered by warranty. Normally this would be if you dropped something onto it. This would leave like a star shap series of cracks. If its down to manufacture, this should be covered under warranty. This damage normally looks like just one long crack, no impact mark. Check with the manufacturer
Yes you can. Call Jenn Air ((877) 232-6771) and give them your model number (serial is helpful too). They sent my replacement glass within a week. I have a model JED8430ABD from 2000 and they had the top. Fit perfectly and took about an hour to replace.
To change it out, after unplugging the cooktop, I removed the metal tape connecting the external vent shaft to the blower. Then I just lifted the entire cooktop out up out of the countertop so I could access the screws on the sides of the cooktop (looking at the edges of the new cooktop glass helped me figure out which screws to remove around the edge). Then I removed the 2 screws in the vent area on top (1 black screw on each side). And that released the cooktop glass from the metal box that holds the burners. I then took the rubber rings out of the knob holes so I could put them in the new cooktop (I almost missed that...). Finally, I put the new cooktop glass on, put the screws back in, lowered the cooktop back into the counter, and retaped the blower to the vent shaft. Voila!
I really wouldn't be afraid of doing this yourself if you are handy at all. And it will save you a ton. Good luck.
PS The screws around the perimeter are hexigon shapped, so you can't just use a screwdriver. I found my Black & Decker electric screwdriver had that same shaped hole that it held the bit, so I just pulled out the bit and used the screwdriver that way. Worked like a charm.