Question about Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric Cooktop

1 Answer

I can not separate the glass cooktop from the granite surface.

I wish to replace the solid surface electric cooktop with a gas burner model. The cooktop does not seem to be secured to the granite countertop with any mechanical fasteners yet I can not budge the unit when I push from below. What could be holding it down? Any suggestions on what the installers may have used to stick it down with may help in finding a solvent or other means to release it from its mooring.

Posted by on

  • Soko42vv Dec 29, 2008

    Just what I was thinking. I already got out my thin razor knife to cut through whatever adhesive might be there. Wish me luck. I did check carefully for any mounting bolts and there aren't any to be found. As a matter of fact the instructions for the Jenn Air don't even call for any mounting hardware. Thank you also for the gas line watch out. That was the first thing I did even before purchasing the new unit so I'm good on that front.



    Thanks again for your help. I did not expect an answer that quickly.

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Expert
  • 318 Answers

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.

Posted on Dec 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Replacing an old jenn air electric cook top with new 30" down draft gas cooktop. Need to know how to secure the cooktop to the granite countertop.


You should just be able to set the cooktop in after you attach the downdraft, usually there are tabs on the downdraft that clamp on to the granite cutout. There is probably a closed-cell foam strip that runs under the lip of the cooktop, I would just make sure it seals to the granite properly (no gaps) and put a couple dabs of silicone in between the lip of the cooktop and the granite. Usually the cooktop is heavy enough that the silicone will keep it from moving around.

StoneRepairman.com
Brandon@Stonerepairman.com
406.471.0000

Mar 25, 2011 | Jenn-Air 30 in. Expressions CCGX2420 Gas...

1 Answer

I just bought a 7904427 electric kenmore cooktop, which isnt installed flashed to the countertop, there is 2 mm gap between countertop and cooktop, cooktop sits on the 8 brackets instead of the flat...


From my experience, most cooktop manufacturers give cutout dimensions that almost always need modifications to get the screws or nuts on the stove to fit the cutout. Have your granite fabricator come enlarge the opening by grinding specifically where there is interference. They should be able to tent off your granite and use a vacuum to minimize dust.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. Brandon Wiese - Brandon@StoneRepairman.com - http://.www.StoneRepairman.com

Jan 09, 2011 | Kenmore 30 in. 42701 / 42702 / 42709...

1 Answer

GE Cooktop drop-in model # jgp328bec2bb - how to take apart the cooktop,I need to replace the spark ignitor switch harness.


Turn off the gas,unplug the power.
Take the cooktop out of the cutout and support it on the countertop.
Remove all grates and valve knobs.
Remove all screws from the valves and the burners.
Remove the burner base plates.
You may have screw on the side holding the top to the base,if so,remove these too.
The top will separate from the bottom exposing your parts.

Feb 11, 2010 | GE 30 in. JGP328 Gas Cooktop

1 Answer

Installing cooktop into granite countertop


Put a bead of clear sylicone caulking around the cutout , then set the cooktop in place .

Aug 07, 2009 | Jenn-Air 30 in. CVE3401 Electric Cooktop

1 Answer

Left a empty pan on hot burner and glass top turned smokey under glass and left tiny pit marks on surface the color of the top is black


We Use Debruce Polish on all our cooktops. Debruce also works on stainless steel and polished granite, marble, porcelain, formica and glass. DeBruce is non-toxic odor-less and eco-friendly. You can get DeBruce on line at debrucepolish.com.

Jul 23, 2009 | Amana AKT3650 Electric Cooktop

1 Answer

What's best tu glue my cooktop on my granite countertop?


I don't think I'd glue it down permenantly. I just had to replace the ceramic glass on mine (a JED 8430 ABD) after it cracked. Thankfully, it wasn't glued down so I could replace it pretty easily (ordered part directly from Jenn Air). But some sort of seal to keep food out from under the cooktop would be nice. I just wouldn't go permenant. The fact that you have to tape the down draft to the external vent should keep the cooktop in one place (plus its own weight).

Feb 28, 2009 | Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric Cooktop

1 Answer

Installing JED8230ADB Cooktop Grill with down-draft exhaust


I can't imagine directing the downdraft vent back up to a traditional hood type system. Why bother, just don't use the downdraft or get a cooktop without a down draft and save money.

In granite, yes for any cooktop as long as someone can cut the correct size hole. Cooktops must be installed so the top is just about flush with the countertop. They all come with a template for cutting the right size hole in the countertop.

Feb 24, 2009 | Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric Cooktop

1 Answer

Seperate a granite tile backsplash from an existing countertop


the back splash should be held on by silicone or glue very seldom are they screwed on i would bet it is stuck with adhesive silicone so score around the outside of the splash with a utility knife the remove it scoring around the outside will prevent sheet rock damage

Jan 08, 2009 | Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric Cooktop

1 Answer

Removing and reinstalling


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.

Apr 07, 2008 | Jenn-Air 30 in. CVE3401 Electric Cooktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Jenn-Air JED8430 Electric Cooktop Logo

448 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jenn-Air Cooktops Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64052 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8205 Answers

meztang
meztang

Level 2 Expert

112 Answers

Are you a Jenn-Air Cooktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...