Question about Frigidaire PLES389D Electric Kitchen Range
How to remove glass top on a PLES389DC the current one is cracked and the whole top needs to be replaced
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a Kenmore electric
Here ya go...
This advice is for Electric Ranges equipped with glass smooth tops. If it becomes necessary to replace the cook top due to wear or damage, here's some helpful tips on how to complete the repairs yourself.
WARRANTIES: Most warranties DO NOT cover cosmetics. That is, if your cooktop paint starts to wear off, most manufacturers will not replace it. Warranties also DO NOT cover accidents such as dropping something on the top and breaking it. Warranties DO cover blistering, warping and heat related breakage (if you are using the recommended cookware). This is why it is important to follow all the manufacturer's use and care instructions that come with your range. I know this does not include ALL manufacturers, but this is true with most.
This is a recommended two-person repair job. Please read through the instructions carefully before starting the repairs, and follow any safety recommendations.
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:
Unplug the cook top and leave the elements in place.
Place the whole cook top assembly face-down on a soft surface (like some old towels, or a blanket).
Remove the surface element assembly leaving all the elements wired together.
Place the new cook top face down in the same manner and lay the surface element with wiring harness directly on to it and screw in place.
Install the new cook top back on the range and you are DONE.
5. If the wiring harness does NOT unplug, follow these steps:
There are a series of screws holding the element assemblies in place. Leave these assemblies wired together for ease of replacing. It is recommended that a second person holds the assemblies in place to support the wires until all the screws have been removed.
Lay the intact element assembly, with wires still connected, on top of the oven box. Handle the surface elements with care. They are very fragile. Care also must be taken not to handle the element coils or ceramic material. Try to handle from the underside of the element only. Oil from your hands can cause damage to the element and/or premature failure.
If you have to remove the elements, individually, make sure you write down how the wires were connected to ensure you reconnect them in the right order. Make sure you also take note of the numbering scheme on the element and make sure you place the mounting brackets in the same holes that they came out of. Use care when screwing into the new cook top. CAUTION: The screw holes are usually painted and a little force may be required to thread the screws. Do not apply too much pressure on the glass, or you can damage it.
Prop the new cook top in place and install the surface element assembly from underneath. A helpful hint: Use some duct tape to hold the assembly until you have screwed it back into place. Don't forget to remove the duct tape when completed.
Lower the new cook top into place and secure with screws.
Good luck and I hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 08, 2008
SOURCE: I am looking to replace
Super! It may be a while before I can get to this project but with this kind of installation instruction in hand I am quite confident it is something that I can do myself and will therefore now go forward with the purchase of that main glass top. Thanks again!
Posted on May 12, 2008
i would imagine you would not have to remove te front control paenl eitherfew screw around sidesand back
heres a complete service manual for the model number, loos asif its adowndraft cartridge model not a glasstop , removing main top pg 26
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
SOURCE: replacing glass top on stove
its not too bad.kill the power.then under the frount of the top where the top meets the oven door .under there are screws remove those and the top lifts up as on hinges.their is a ground screw wire to loose and unplug the the wire harness that connects the burners to the rest of the stove.then all is disconnected so lift entire top off from hinged area and set upside down on table.transfer all burners to new top thats nexted to old one upside down also.when done reinstall.ive done lots wont be bad.please dont for get to help me with my rateings.God bless ,tom
Posted on Jan 05, 2009
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