I have a stove that is less than a year old. Last night our tea pot wooden handle got hot and melted on the glass top. Upon picking up the pot the stove glass top stuck to the pot and now it grooved and missing the circle burner that are molded on. Can I replace just this top or do I need to buy new again? Is this cheap?
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Re: replaceing glass top on a stove
The top can be replaced but it is expensive. Your range is less than a year old call a local servicer to see if there may be warranty available to cover this problem it may not cost you anything. Good luck.
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Getting the plastic hot again may allow you to remove the bulk of it. I'd use something wooden to scrape with. I'm assuming that the glass top you're talking about is an electric stove. You have this listed under the "Timers" category and not many of them have glass tops. Dabbing a small amout of acetone onto the plastic without touching the glass any more than you have to should help you disolve the plastic so you can finish scraping it away.
sorry to say no , if you try to peal it off or scrape ot off you will crack the cooktop . this keeps happening i have seen it at around 4 times for some reason revere ware melts . there should be a warning in the manual ( i know ge does have the warning about copper bottoms ) . replaceing the cooktop or the whole stove is the only "true" answer .... sorry .....Please if this answer helped , please rate this 3 or 4 stars . and keep me in the paid answer department . A 1 or 2 may knock me down into the unpaid ranks. Thanks Cactus Bob
For what it's worth, when the handle on my mother-in-law's crockpot broke, I went to Home Depot and bought a cheap wooden drawer knob (about $1 as I recall). I put a plastic washer between the knob and the glass and another under the screw head from the bottom (to prevent cracking the lid), tightened the screw and good as new.
HI You should be able to replace the top only. Normally if this is your fault, it is not covered by warranty. Normally this would be if you dropped something onto it. This would leave like a star shap series of cracks. If its down to manufacture, this should be covered under warranty. This damage normally looks like just one long crack, no impact mark. Check with the manufacturer
You can buy replacement tops for your range. Check with your manufacturer for local parts distributors or service locations and they should be able to find you one. There is also online part stores that sell them like http://www.partadvantage.com/store anywhere from 150-400$
Two possible reasons come to mind.
1. There most likely was a short circuit that activated the top unit. Was any part of the top glowing when you looked at it while it was crackling?
2. Be aware that glass tops CANNOT take as heavy a load of pots and pans as a STANDARD range can. The glass will crack. The stress can accumulate over a period of time and you will be left with the 4 am madness dim experienced.
If anyone out there finds themselves in a similar situation, don't wait when you hear the crackling. Pull the the range plug, or find the ranges circuit breaker in your electrical box and turn it off.