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Cracked glass on cook top. Can it be replaced without buying the heating elements?

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Sorry to hear about the trouble, yes the glass and frame can be ordered separate from the elements. If you can send me the complete model number from the tag on the side rail visible with the lower drawer open I can get you the part number and approx cost.

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1. UNPLUG the range before servicing. There are dangerous voltages still present even with burners turned off.
2. If the old cook top is broken, you will need to get rid of a much of the glass shards as you can and thoroughly vacuum the area around the oven box. Use extreme care when handling broken glass. Wear safety glasses and gloves.
3. There are a few screws located under the front edge of the cook top. You will need to open the oven door to see them. Remove these screws and the top should lift up. If the range is not equipped with any kind of hinge supports, the top will have to be propped up.
4.On some ranges, there is a disconnect plug for the surface element wiring harness. If you have this feature, Follow these steps:

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