If the glass top on your electric cooktop cracks or breaks, follow the step-by-step instructions in this cooktop repair guide to replace it. Read through the detailed instructions below before starting, then use a manufacturer-approved replacement part to make the repair.
This basic procedure works for common Kenmore, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Whirlpool, Amana, KitchenAid, and GE electric cooktops.
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Shut off electrical power
Electric cooktops typically have 2 house fuses or a double breaker, one for each 120-volt leg of the 240-volt power. To prevent electrical shock and damage to the cooktop components, remove both fuses or shut off both breakers (if a clip connects the double breakers, shutting off one should shut off both).
Pull the cooktop out of the counter
Use your installation manual to guide you in this step.
Remove the screws from the brackets that hold the cooktop in the counter. Carefully lift the cooktop up and set it on the counter.
Remove the glass top
Remove the screws that secure the burner box to the glass top.
Lift the glass top up slightly and unplug the wire harness connection on the user interface controls.
Lift the cooktop off of the burner box and discard it.
Remove the screws that attach the cooktop to the burner box.
Lift the glass top up slightly.
Disconnect the user interface wire harness.
Install the new glass top
Position the new glass top on the burner box and plug in the user interface control wire harness.
Replace the screws to secure the glass top to the burner box.
Reinstall the cooktop in the counter
Lower the cooktop into the counter. Reinstall the mounting bracket screws.
Restore power to the cooktop
Turn on the electric power to the cooktop.
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