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Replace JED8430ADB Ceramic Glass

Broke my glass .. Have new top.
How do I remove the glass and install the new one?

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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).

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

  • Annette Paukovitz Dec 16, 2011

    rcowling,
    Thank you so much, my husband is very handy but didn't know what screws to remove until I found your post. Thanks again.

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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

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

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