Range: Damaged glass cooktop

A glass cooktop can crack or chip if you drop something on it or if there’s a flaw in the ceramic glass surface. Replace the cooktop if it’s cracked or chipped.

If a glass cooktop overheats because a radiant surface element’s temperature limiter fails, a thermal crack in the glass cooktop can occur above that element. In addition to replacing the cracked cooktop, also replace the thermal limiter to prevent the cooktop from cracking again. The thermal limiter is sometimes included with the radiant surface element so replace the radiant surface element if the thermal limiter isn’t available separately from the surface element.

These repairs may help solve your Range problem:

Replace the range ceramic glass cooktop

Ceramic glass cooktop

The ceramic glass cooktop for an electric range provides a flat, smooth cooking surface. The radiant elements attached under the cooktop provide heat. If the glass cooktop cracks or is otherwise damaged, discontinue use of the cooktop until you can replace it.

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Replace the range radiant surface element

Radiant surface element

The radiant surface element is mounted on the underside of a ceramic glass cooktop. Replace the element if it fails to heat or has a faulty limiter.

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Replace the range temperature limiter on a radiant surface element

Limiter

The radiant surface element has a limit switch that shuts off the element to protect the ceramic glass cooktop from overheating. That limiter is included with the element on some radiant surface elements, while on others it can be replaced as a separate component. If a surface element fails to heat, or the limiter is not regulating the maximum temperature properly, replace it.

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