I need to remove my Whirlpool Gold ceramic cooktop.
Putting in new countertops in my kitchen and have to take out the ceramic cooktop- its a Whirlpool Gold black ceramic- its hard-wired to its own box underneath the cabinets. Looks easy enough- but I'm no electrician, and not a fan of being shocked!
I got the cutting the power part- what's next? Please keep in mind, I have to put it right back after I put the granite in.
Thank you in advance for your time.
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Re: I need to remove my Whirlpool Gold ceramic cooktop.
The safest way for a home owner to do this is turn the main breaker off to the house that is the safest way. Then poll the cover plate off the box in th wall with the two screws. not the screws on the round conduit. Then pull out the wire nuts that hold the wires together and un screw them to separate wires I wouldlabel them so you know what ones went together. After top is in just reverse the proses above.
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I recommend to buy a new one, induction cooktop prices have come down a lot and there are good ones available for about $1000. FOr me, the only problem with putting a new one in was the hole in the countertop was too small for the new cooktop (Viking has a smaller hole requirement than most other cooktops). So be sure to measure the hole in the countertop before you buy a new one so you can buy one that fits.
Is this a ceramic hob? If it is, you will need a ceramic hob cleaner (john lewis does one) OR Astonish oven/pan cleaner, a non-scratch washing-up sponge and a fair amount of elbow grease. This works for me.
alot of installers will use a silicone glue to "seal" the unit to the countertop. what happens is that means you cant get it out without cutting the glue off first. it could also be that the unit is very tight in the countertop. also did you remove the "hold down" screws from underneath the unit first??? there should be a screw on each side below the unit.
one more thing... do you have a gas line under your counter? if not be sure you can get a gas line to it before you try to remove the old unit. most homes have a finished ceiling under the kitchen and it would be almost impossible to install a new gas line if its not already there.
the safest way for a home owner to do this is turn the main breaker off to the house that is the safest way. Then poll the cover plate off the box in th wall with the two screws. not the screws on the round conduit. Then pull out the wire nuts that hold the wires together and un screw them to separate wires I wouldlabel them so you know what ones went together. After top is in just reverse the proses above.
There should be removabe clamps attatched to the bottom of the cooktop which tighten with a screw to the bottom of your countertop. Loosen the screws to the countertop, then remove the screws that attach the brackets to the cooktop. The cooktop should then be able to be pulled out.