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Maytag,electric stove- i have,maytag precision touch control 500 electric smoothtop stove,its four years old,first front cooktop is not working.can you show me how to fix it.

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  • zlajo Dec 07, 2007

    in advance thank you so much.

  • Anonymous Feb 02, 2008

    Same exact problem. Can it be replaced?

  • zlajo Mar 11, 2008

    hi zlajo,here!i dont think that costom control kit is going to help me,i need to know how to taketop assembly (bsq) out,then i knowif i need control ki or mabe new element.can you tell me how to take element out.thank you.all the best. zlajo

  • zlajo Mar 12, 2008

    thanks for trying,but you canot lift cooktop up before you take something out first,i dont know what but samething is holding the glass.zlajo!

  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2008

    i smelled electrical wires burning on my build in cook top, I believe it is the switch or electrical switch. I believe it is a G. E. make. I was giving off a sizziling noice.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Same problem, guessing we must call maytag with this issue.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    new induction maytag stove

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    I have a Maytag precision touch control 500 the large and medium elements are not working. they both started going really hot, now they stopped working right?

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    the large and medium elements started going really hot when used, now they stopped working



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You need to order a custom control kit, electronic switch that contorls onlly that one burner

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    Ron Coons Mar 12, 2008

    you remove the top, by first lifting the cooktop up from counter and remove all the screws in the perimeter of the housing just below the glass line probalby 12 or so all to gether, then the glass lifts right off. and its been my experience on this particular unit the custom control goes bad. youll see its the only circuit controlled switch under there.

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    Ron Coons Mar 13, 2008

    there should be nothing holding the cooktop in the counter other then gravity, its resting on a lip all around the perimeter. youll be able to push up from underneath. give a look under there. There may be a ***** style clamp holding it down( usually never installed though). just look under through cabinet. if theres an oven you'll need to pull that out first



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