Hi, I have a kitchen aid glass top stove, approx 2-3 years old. I left a tea kettle on it, (too long) it melted a nickle size divit out of the glass and 2 cracks run out from the divit in opposing directions...
question 1: can i still safely use the other burners? the crack does not go over or near the other burners.
question 2, how can i replace this without a taking out a second mortgage on the house? ps ive been told it would be cheaper to buy another stove altogether
You can buy replacement tops for your range. Check with your manufacturer for local parts distributors or service locations and they should be able to find you one. There is also online part stores that sell them like http://www.partadvantage.com/store anywhere from 150-400$
Since nobody has posted any suggestions, here's what I'm going to try to do to fix mine. The glass on my stove measures roughly 27" x 20" it is sealed with what looks like the same rubber material that is used to seal window glass. I'm going to the glass place today to see how much it would cost to cut a piece of black glass to that size and then install it myself using a similar type of caulk sealant that is heat resistant.
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The first thing I would check is the breaker for the oven at the breaker box. I have encountered similar problems and a partially thrown breaker ( or one pole of a double-pole breaker) can cause this. Find your "range breaker" in your breaker box and cut it off then flip it back on. There is a good chance that might fix your breaker. If it is an older house with fuses, then the range would be on two fuses and one of them is blown. This happens to dryers also (if the right fuse/breaker goes, the motor runs but it won't heat)
Hope this helps
If the range is 6 years old or more it may not be worth spending to much money on it. Bless you huuum
Here is an article I just read about this matter!
Repair or replace?
When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator
It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs, such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.
Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems in the owner's manual.
Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model? The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator, how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.
Follow these guidelines:
When a repair makes sense.
If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers), paying for a repair makes sense. Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician; readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.
When a repair might be a wise choice.
If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old, it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair. But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage, given that today's models are quieter and have added features. Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008, are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent more efficient than those built before 1993.
When it pays to replace.
The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator. Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.
Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.
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I have used a 8 qt. pressure canner (which holds 4 qt) and have done beans and venison. It also holds quarts. I also use an 8 qt. faberware kettle that holds 5 or 6 pint jars with a metal spacer from my pressure canner on the bottom. No problems for 10 years......except my self cleaning oven doesn't work but I don't think that has any thing to do with the canning on top. The bottom of the kettle has to be SMOOTH and FLAT so a regular canner (blue, ribbed bottom) won't work. Burner will come on and off.
I have the replacement cook top that you need (part #WB56T10165). I work for a GE Appliance distributor and will sell you the part for WAY less than list price. The item is an unopened, genuine GE replacement part.