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I have a shattered glass cooktop and have a new one to put on. When I removed the old glass I found the insulation around two of the burners was cracked all the way through. It is still in place and the cracks are small, maybe two centimeters wide. I'm worried the heat will escape that area and start a fire in the cooktop. Is this a valid concern or are these cracks okay?

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Actually that's a valid concern as i am too. I do know some of these have breather holes but that's a crack your talking about not a seem or a hole.. I would not use it i would get it replaced or call the manufacturer to understand if its part of their design.. very unlikely.

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SOURCE: glass cooktop keeps cracking in same area

The cooktop box has a metal flange. Make sure the cooktop when dropped into the countertop is resting on ther metal flange and not the glass edge by itself. If it rests on the glass alone the weight will cause the glass to crack at some point in time.

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I located a company that supplies a new top but only to find that the tops are 400.00 anyway. I ended up purchasing a new stove to solve the problem.

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You can replace the smooth top !.
But I will tell you not to spend more than half the price of a new stove. How old is the stove and what's the model number!
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jacobyparts.com has it for 745.. i dont think you will be able to find them for much cheaper

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SOURCE: One burner on gas cooktop fires up but goes tick, tick tick.

There may well be water in the burner. It will evaporate in a day or two. Then it will work fine again.

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