FRONT BURNER HAS NEVER WORKED, HOW CAN I OPEN FLAT TOP AND TRY TO FIX IT?
First, determine if the burner element works by swapping it with a similar sized element on the stove. The eyes pull up and out away from where they go under the deck. If the burner works, the problem is likely with the receptacle, which is located below the deck. Trip your stove breaker, which is located at the panel by your meter. Make sure that the power is off completely. Raise the stovetop (deck) by lifting the front edge of the deck sharply. Some tops have a rod to hold them up; some do not. The receptacle has a screw that holds it to the top, and sometimes a clip. You can check the voltage at the receptacle. If the receptacle has any evidence of chipping, or having been burnt or damaged, it should be replaced. Replacement receptacles can be obtained at Lowes, H/Depot, similar. You'll have to cut the wires on the old one, install the shrink tubing, install the new receptacle, make up the connections, tape them up and apply the shrink tubing supplied. Sounds like a lot, but there relly isn't much to it. It takes longer to tell it than to do it! (Once you've done it a few times!)
Best regards, --W/D--
Aug 08, 2009 |