Level of DifficultyEasy
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years
* Do not lose the supplied CERAMIC electric connecting nuts; they will not fry in the heat.
* Unplug the heating elements from the old receptacles, and remove any rings; unplug the cartridge by lifting up the back side and pulling gently toward the back of the stovetop.
* Unscrew the cartridge top from the cartridge base (about 12 screws) and the recepticals, and cut the old wire close to the old receptacle.
* If you have a spare magnetic thingy around, use it to hold the screws and not lose them.
* Screw in the new receptacles, route the newer wiring from the receptacles (use as much of the new wire as possible), back toward the wiring block on the cartridge plug.
* Recut the old wiring to accomodate the length of the new wiring, but leave at least 2-3" from the wiring block, if possible. Re-connect them using only the supplied CERAMIC electric nuts.
* The CERAMIC nuts allayed my fears about the effect of heat on a plastic nut; ceramic is designed for high-heat environments.
* Reverse the disassembly steps to reassemble and reinstall the cartridge.