Our GE Profile stove top has a piece (the size of a hole punch) of the protective coating over one of the burners that has peeled back. Does anyone know if that can be somehow put back on with some sort of adhesive? Can the burner still be used with this piece exposing the burner? Is there any other way to fix it without having to replace the whole glass top?
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If you are referring to the bakelight material, this is an insulating compound and the burner still may work. I would not use this long term in this manner however. This material insulates as well as helping maintain an even heat transfer of the burner. Long term use, may cause damage to the cooktop. The burners are replaceable, but the prices vary depending on the size of the burner. The part numbers are as follows:
its not too bad.kill the power.then under the frount of the top where the top meets the oven door .under there are screws remove those and the top lifts up as on hinges.their is a ground screw wire to loose and unplug the the wire harness that connects the burners to the rest of the stove.then all is disconnected so lift entire top off from hinged area and set upside down on table.transfer all burners to new top thats nexted to old one upside down also.when done reinstall.ive done lots wont be bad.please dont for get to help me with my rateings.God bless ,tom
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.
Are you using natural gas or propane (LP)? It sounds like you may need to change the orifice size on the gas lines going to each burner. If you are using LP and have the orifice set for Natural gas, the flames will burn higher and hotter, causing heavy soot. Under each burner, there should be a small nut with a hole in the center at the end of the gas line. The hole for Natural gas has a slightly larger diameter than one for LP. Your stove should have come with extra orifices as part of a conversion kit. Could this be the case? There's also another orifice in the main gas regulator in the back of the stove. Have you checked to see if the orifice for the regulator is set correctly? Does the oven burn hotter than usual with heavy soot, too? If you could please answer these questions first, I can give you better advice. Let me know...