Cooktop repair guides

Whether you're replacing the glass top or igniter switches on your cooktop, these illustrated repair guides walk you through the steps to safely complete cooktop repairs. Check out our repair help section for troubleshooting tips and error code charts that help you fix problems with your gas or electric cooktop. Our DIY troubleshooting covers major brands including Kenmore, Whirlpool, Frigidaire, GE and Maytag cooktops. Search for your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts available for your cooktop and order the part you need.

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Repair guides for electric cooktops

How to replace a coil surface element on an electric cooktop

Easily replace a coil surface element in 15 minutes or less by following these step-by-step instructions.

Repair difficulty
Time required
15 minutes or less
November 20, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace the glass top on an electric cooktop

Don't use a cracked or damage glass cooktop—replace it, using these instructions to guide you.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace a radiant element on an electric cooktop

Follow these step-by-step instructions to replace a damaged radiant element on your electric cooktop when the element won’t heat when it receives voltage from the control.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less

Repair guides for gas cooktops

November 20, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a spark module on a gas cooktop

No flame on your gas cooktop? Installing a new spark module could be the fix you need.

Repair difficulty
Time required
30 minutes or less
How to replace a spark igniter switch on a gas cooktop

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix the surface burner ignition system on your gas cooktop by replacing the spark igniter switches.

Repair difficulty
Time required
45 minutes or less

Symptoms common to all cooktops

Choose a symptom to see related cooktop repairs.

Main causes: lack of electrical power, gas supply failure, bad pressure regulator, control system failure

Articles and videos common to all cooktops

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your cooktop.

December 16, 2015

Using a wiring schematic to trace a current video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Find out what’s wrong with your appliance by following a circuit.

January 22, 2015

How to clean stainless steel appliances video

By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn how to keep the stainless-steel appliances in your home clean and shining bright.

July 1, 2014

Cooktop common questions

By Sears PartsDirect staff

These common questions can help you make the most of your cooktop.