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One of my burners is out, and I do not know how to get under the cooktop

I have a FEF365 range. One of the smooth electric cooktop surfaces (right front) does not heat. The solutions I have seen advise me to check the wiring to the element. I do not know how to lift the smooth cooktop surface in order to gain access to the element. The surface "appears" caulked to the steel frame. I do not see any obvious screws that would enable access. Assistance would be appreciated.

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Re: One of my burners is out, and I do not know how to...

You can check the element from the switch on the control panel. Unplug the oven, remove the back and put an ohm meter on r1 and r2 terminals to check resistance. If it shows open then the element is bad. If it shows resistance then replace the switch. To remove the top there should be screws under the front part of the top which you can see when you lower the door then just lift up. You won't be removing just the glass.

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