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Cooktop downdraft blower control knob broke off

I saw your reply re a CVE3400. My control knob broke off a while back and I can't figure out what to do. It's a friction (slide on) attachment but the sleeve of the broken part iis still inside the cooktop and I have no tool narrow enough to grasp it. Is there a way to lift the glass top away?

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Hello
Yes their is a way, you need to unplug the power, and look for the brackes that holds the cooktop to the counter, remove those scrwes and lift the cook top, then look under the top lip and you will see small scrwes, remove those and the glass will lift, then just reverse the steps.
Hope this help!!
Eddie Rentas
Tupper Lake NY

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

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