I have a Kenmore glasstop and I need assistance with lifting the glasstop to replace the elements that are no longer working. How many screws should I be looking for? I think I have to lift it up but I don't want to force it and break it. Can you please help.....
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Having the model number would be nice, but you are going to have to remove the top and check the burner element to see if it went bad. To remove the top, unplug it, open the door. Look for screws under the lip where the door closes, check the back for screws, lift the top off,
Most of these units have a few screws underneath the top at the front lip where the top of the door closes. Remove the screws and you should be able to lift the top up. Most of them also have a metal bar you pull down or up depending on the make and model on the side to hold the top up once you open it
Write down the entire model number and call a local Sears parts store if there is one near you. They should give you the option of having the parts shipped or picking it up.
To change the element:
Unplug/turn power off to your range first.
Look under the front lip you should see between 2-4 screws. Remove the screws and then the glasstop will lift up. You might need some help to hold it up while you remove the front support bracket.
Once you have that bracket removed from the glasstop, you can change the bad element.
This is not a difficult repair, but it can be tedious. If you have the quick disconnect plug that all the surface elements plug into, it makes it much easier as you can unplug the cooktop and move the entire assembly to another area to work on. Otherwise, you will have to prop the top up and carefully remove all the elements, leaving them wired together.
NOTE: Make sure the range is UNPLUGGED prior to servicing. Dangerous voltage is still present even with the range turned off.
If you have questions about this repair, or require additional assistance, please let me know. I hope you find this helpful.
Check the element connections for good tight connections in both connectors. If ok, swap the element with one of the same size working elements and see if the swapped element works. If it does, replace the element. If it doesn't, the control switch or switch connections are the problem.
You can buy just the glass for your glasstop stove. I too need to replace my glass...I have a whilpool electric glasstop. Its not cheap...may just buy new stove. I priced just the glass for my whilpool at the cheapest I can find for $320.00. Thats a lot. Mind you its not the elements under the glass..its just the glass! So...idk bout you, but a whole new stove might be my best option. If you want to price the glass for your model just keyword search your number and brand of stove and type replacement glass. GOODLUCK! :)