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2490 Hoover Cooktop - Instructions

All installation instructions for 2490 parts

These instructions have been submitted by other PartSelect customers and can help guide you through the cooktop repair with useful information like difficulty of repair, length of repair, tools needed, and more.

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Burner temperature control did not work.

  • Customer: Gerald from Palo Alto, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Got a no-name tailor-it-yourself replacement switch from a San Jose, CA appliance parts store; but the switch was so cheaply made that it fell apart when I tested it.

Got a RobertShaw part from PartSelect and now the burner works perfectly.

Rheostat temperature controller failed. No heat at ring.

  • Customer: David from Atlanta, GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Wrench set
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off power at breaker. Removed screws holding control knobs in position. Removed knob and unscrewed nut holding switch in place. Noted wire positions and undid connections. Connected wires to new unit. Replaced nut and screws and control knob. Restored power and checked operation. You can do this. Don't call an electrician.

old filter to replace

  • Customer: Colette from Baton Rouge, LA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
:-) - Just removed the old one and replace with the new one. Nothing to it. Takes 30 seconds.

smell of a dead animal

  • Customer: Duane from Niceville, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 2 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
The 15-year-old Jen-Air stove started smelling really bad. I thought it was a dead animal stuck in the exhaust tube which runs under the floor to the outside. I flushed it out with clorine bleach, but it was still bad. It turned out to the be the grease filter. I washed it every week in the diswasher, but it just was not enough to get it clean enough. Finally, the grease went rancid and smelled really bad. This "repair" took about 30 seconds.

Rear burner always high, ignored temperature setting.

  • Customer: Dana from Chapel Hill, NC
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turned off breaker for range. Removed 4 phillips screws on control panel, tipped it forward and rested it on top of partially open oven door. Removed knob and nut on old switch. Moved wires, one at a time from old to new switch. Put new switch in place, tightened nut and pushed on knob. Put control panel back in place and installed 4 screws... piece of cake.

ordered a new filter for the exhaust fan

  • Customer: Marijo from Bennett, IA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
The filter came and it was bent out of shape on 2 sides. My husband carefully tried to bend it back into shape. It is very flimsy and is not made as well as the one that was being used that was probably several years old. I did not want the hassel of returning the filter and trying to get a new one sent.

Change the Oil/Grease Filter

  • Customer: Yong from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
It is so easy. Once I found the right size of filter from the website, I ordered it right away. It came in 3 days and I just need to take out the old one and insert the new one. No instruction is necessary. By the way, the price of the filter is one third of that from Jenn-air.

The original grease filter was damaged in our dishwasher (it is quite fragile) and needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: Martyn from Middletown, OH
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 1 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
1. Remove the exhaust vent cover, located in the center of the top of the range. It just lifts off.
2. Swivel the clamp 90 degrees to release the filter.
3. Remove the filter and throw it away
4. Place new filter in place and lock in place by rotating the swivel clamp back 90 degress.
5. Replace the exhaust vent cover

Two burner switches had broken

  • Customer: John from Seguin, TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 1 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off elec. power at breaker box. Check twice. Removed burner switch cover. caarefull remove wires from switch, note with color to which terminal remove nut on switch replace new switch replace wires to switch, replace cover turn on power. ready.

uneven/intermittent burner heating

  • Customer: Kelly from Alameda, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
shut circuit breaker, remove two screws, lift knob panel, move wires to new switch, remove and replace switch, clean surface

cooks "high" on all settings

  • Customer: Robert from Jacksonville, FL
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Turn off the power. Remove 2 screws (in the blower compartment) and lift up the control panel. Release the switch by removing the fastnut. Unplug each wire from the old switch and place it in the cooresponding lug on the new switch. Screw everything back together and cook.

One electric range top burner element quit heating

  • Customer: A E from Houston, TX
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Kill power to range unit at the breaker. Remove 2 screws on back of center control panel. Lift control panel up and toward rear of unit. Unscrew retainer nut which holds switch in the control panel. Carefully note wiring connections, and unplug all 5 wires from switch with pliers. Remove old switch. Reconnect all wires to new switch. Reattach switch to panel with retainer nut. Replace control panel in range with screws. Turn on power.

Filter replacement.

  • Customer: Gerald from Maplefalls, WA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Remove and replace grease filter.

Old grease filter had hole wore through

  • Customer: Michael from Mountain Iron, MN
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Pulled the old one out & inserted the new one. Less than five minutes.

Worn out stove top

  • Customer: Redona from Roseville, CA
  • Difficulty: Really Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
We replaced the burner grates, knobs, air filter and burner pan. Looks as good as new!
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