I bought a used stove and just plugged it in. The back burner has something on it ... don't know what. It first didn't seem to heat as well as the other side so after getting everything in place, I turned on the burner to see if it would heat up all the way and after about 1 or 2 min. it popped and cracked. I need a replacement top and need to know if it can be installed without a serviceman being called. Also, where do I find one on the inexpensive side?
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My name is Peter. I am a retired field service appliance technician.
You did not provide a model number so I can only guess at what you have.
If you have an electric glass top range, your burner element has a thermostat. This thermostat (temperature sensor) runs from the center of the burner to the edge of the burner where there is a wire connector. I suspect this component is either cracked or the connector is bad.
THe glass top is just that, glass! If the elements beneath it are not producing enough heat your utensils will not cook. Pull off the glass top by removing fasteners (either in the front of the stove or under the back panel of the stove). Then, turn on each electric burner to see if it turns RED hot. If not, wait till everything COOLS and reseat each heating elememt and retest those that failed. If that doesn't solve the problem, you can buy heating elements at Home Depot or other stores...
You'll need certified stove technician to service you kitchen Aid range. You
have low gas flow on one of the burner. The manual gas control valve behind the
knob needs to removed and cleaned. If you have one cleaned then have technician
clear all four of these manual gas valves. While he cleaning the valve have do a
complete check up of you Kitchen Aid range. Dangerous for the home owners to
do this procedure because flowing natural gas or propane. In a lot the states
you'll need to be certified by the state to work with natural gas, gas stove,
ovens, gas home heating units, etc. It differentially a no,no here.
It is not the burners, it is gas flow valves for the burners. Most of the
burner are made of aluminum and I wouldn't use any harsh cleaners of them.
Check with Kitchen Aid and ask them what is recommend for cleaning the burners.
Also the top of the range isn't ceramic but porcelain, it glass that has been
melt to the top hood of the range. Don't use scratch pads, steel wool or any
thing that will mare the Periclean surface of your stove.
If you can get the aluminum burner out to clean them then do so. GB you
Allison and I wish you many year cooking on your Kitchen Aid range.
walk softly up on this earth and she will good to you...
the glass in the ovens should not crack when self clean is used. it could be that there was a minut crack in the glass or a build up of moisture in between to door windows that expanded at the extra heat but this should be brought up with the manufacturer for replacement.
If you are referring to the bakelight material, this is an insulating compound and the burner still may work. I would not use this long term in this manner however. This material insulates as well as helping maintain an even heat transfer of the burner. Long term use, may cause damage to the cooktop. The burners are replaceable, but the prices vary depending on the size of the burner. The part numbers are as follows:
This happened recently to my stove... heard a funny sound and then the burner I was not using suddenly started heating up with the switch still in of position. It appears that the problem is the burner switch. I've bought a new one...however I didn't note the order of the wires before removing the old one... and now can't get the new one hooked up right! Part is only around $25.00.. just be sure to mark where the wires go before unplugging them.
Cast iron cookware is NOT recommended due to the weight and the potential damage it can cause to the glass top surface. There's nothing better than a good old-fashioned cast iron skillet that's been broken in over a number of years of use, but they are better suited for gas ranges rather than electric. I hate it. I have several cast iron skillets that I only use on the outdoor grill, because I currently own a glass top electric range.
Aluminum bottom pans and copper bottom pans heat well, but can leave metal transfer marks on the cook top surface. If the marks are cleaned after use with an approved stove top cleaner, you shouldn't have any problem retaining the condition of the glass surface, however. Stainless Steel seems to offer good resistance to metal transfer, but takes a little longer to heat than aluminum or copper. So...you have somewhat of a trade off. Baked enamel cookware seems to be the best recommendation because it heats wells and causes the least amount of damage to your glass top surface.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the bottom of your cookware is FLAT. If your pans are warped or bowed, this can cause uneven heat transfer on the heating elements and potentially cause the cook top to crack. Most manufacturers will not replace the top if it still under warranty if it is determined that your cookware caused the problem.