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8720VS Magic Chef Cooktop - Instructions

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Electric surface burner would only turn very hot

  • Customer: Vittorio from Wakefield MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Well, I had to search a bit deeper in the internet to find out that the problem was not with the surface burner (which did look a bit burned out anyway) but rather with the surface burner switch (Part Number: PS336885) which must have ben damaged by the heat of the closest burner. If this problem would have been better documented (or if I would have searched more carefully) I would have saved over $40 with parts (Surface Burner Receptacle Kit) that I didn't quite need. Repairing the switch was very easy, thanks also to the available video , even though the stove used on this video (front panel) didn't quite match mine (top-back panel).

one pole of the socket corroded to nothing

  • Customer: martien from williamstown MA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Starting by me making a substitute prong to keep the stove working while the part this coming by mail. was a piece of cake.

THE STEM ON THE BURNER CONTROL SW BROKE OFF

  • Customer: charles from franklin LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I USED A PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER TO REMOVE THE CONTROL SWITCH.I DREW A DIAGRAM ON A PIECE PAPER WHERE THE WIRE CONTACTS CONNECTED I WROTE THE DIFFERENT # AND WIRE COLORS DOWN . I COMPARED THE 2 SWITCHES THEY WERE THE SAME.SO I CONNECTED THE WIRES . I PUT THE 2 SCREWS ON. THE STEM WAS HIGHER THAN THE OTHER SWITCHERS.SO I HAD TO CUT THE STEM SHORTER. IT HAD GROVES SO IT WAS EASY TO USE A HACKSAW TO CUT A LITTLE THEN USE A LOCK PLIERS TO HOLD THE STEM AND ANOTHER TO BREAK IT OFF THEN IT FIT PERFECT I PUT THE KNOB ON PRESTO NEW SWITCH.JUST LIKE NEW.

the old bowls were burned.

  • Customer: Rosibel from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
really easy.

Burner element stopped working

  • Customer: Robert from Lodi CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair itself is really quite easy. Cut the wires, strip the ends and attach the new receptacle with wire nuts. The hard part was getting to it. My cooktop is about 30 years old, so I had to wade through piles of nasty built up grease. Some of the sheet metal screws were unworkable, so I had to cut them off with a Dremel tool. Not a pretty picture, but that's how repair work is on old stuff.

Porcelan Electric Burner Plug broke

  • Customer: John J from Coatesville PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The video on your website showed me how to take out 1 screw, cut the existing wires and strip the ends. The kit came with 2 porcelan wire nuts to re-connect the wires and it was done. Less than 10 minutes. It saved me $100.00 to get it repaired.I bought 2 in case I need another one in the future.They only cost $11.00 each. Awesome website.

burners would not come on without moving them around

  • Customer: Ronald E. from Marissa IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
took old screw out of stove top that held them in and cut the two wires off close to the burner stripped the wires and used the screw caps to put each line together it doesn't matter which line goes where and screwed it back on with the old screw and tried the two burners and they both worked job done ps it took longer for me to type this but i am slow at typing

Cooking elements had come apart and pans did not sit evenly on the burners. Only two of my four burners were usable.

  • Customer: Judith L. from Enterprise AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the old elements with new ones. So easy and can now cook four things at the same time and none are tipping over!!!!

old drip bowl was worn out

  • Customer: Richard from Germantown MD
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
new drip bowl fit perfectly and was a snap to install.

WHEN THE BURNER STARTED TO HEAT (FRONT) AND THEN PUT THE RICE BAG ON THE BURNER. THEN THE PLASTIC BAG BEGAN TO BURN AND THE BAG OF RICE BEGAN TO POUR OVER THE BURNER. SOMEONE TRIED TO CLEAN UP ON THE BURNER BUT THE BURNER WITH PLASTIC AND HARD TO CLEAN THE PLASTIC OFF FROM THE BURNER.

  • Customer: Robert J from Indianapolis IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
JUST PULL THE OLD OUT FROM THE STOVE AND PUT NEW ONE ON THE STOVE AND THEN TESTED THE BURNER THAT IS WORKING FINE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ORDER THE PART. HAVE A GREAT DAY.

heating coils would not work

  • Customer: Adam from Kempner TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Remove heat coils, take body of coil inserts out, remove screws from body, cut old receptacle out, tie new recptacle wires to the old piece of left over wires using wire nuts, and reassemble body, insert heating coils and test.

surface burner stopped working. Was not heating up.

  • Customer: timothy from south bend IN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The repair only took me 10 minutes to do. I purchased the surface replacement kit from partselect.com. The part arrived in two days. The instructions were very simple. I read the instructions on line during my purchase. When I received the new part, I simply did the repair. Including shipping, the cost was less than $20.00. A service call would have been at least 5x the cost. Thank you for being there Partselect. (Tim from south bend indiana)

I needed to replace to two 8* drip bowls on the kitchen range

  • Customer: Dallas from Arlington TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
(a) I took out (and threw away) two stained 8* chrome drip bowls on my kitchen range; (b) ti put in two new 8" chrome drip bowls on my kitchen range. I'm pleased that I was equal to the task.

Need new Surface Burner Knobs

  • Customer: Robert from Houston TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just pulled the old off and pushed the new ones on.

Old dirty drip pans

  • Customer: gizella from mays landing NJ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed heating element, installed new drip pan, replaced heating element. Was amazed at fast delivery - ordered in afternoon, arrived fed ex next morning!
All Instructions for the 8720VS
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