burned out burner
- Customer: Lori from Winter Haven FL
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
- Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
- 31 of 39 people found this instruction helpful
First we removed two screws under the rim of the range top to open the lid. Lifted the lid and removed the screws from the bracket that holds the elements, Be careful with the clips that hold the element in, if you break them or bend them there aren't any more! Also note which holes they were in, they are marked according to the different sizes of elements. Disconnected the wires, needed needlenose pliers to grip them...connected new element, popped it back in place, replaced bracket, closed top ...Easy peasy!!!
Burner eye would only produce High Heat on all settings
- Customer: scot from keller TX
- Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
- Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
- Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
- 5 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
Ordered a new Surface Burner Switch to replace the failed unit.
When I opened the burner lid, I could see the insulation on all the wiring for the burners had fallen apart and wiring was exposed. The wiring for all 4 burners was exposed as the insulation had deteriorated and fallen off over 80% of the circuits. It was just blind luck there was not a fire or an electrical failure on a grand scale. I replaced the wiring and burner connection assemblies as they also showed signs of age and deterioration.
Had the switch not gone bad, forcing me to look into the wiring assemble, there very likely would have been an electrical fire. In a 220 volt appliance, electrical fires are a lot more excitement than I need.
Element would not heat up
- Customer: Everett from Colchester CT
- Difficulty: Really easy
- Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
- Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
- 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws located underneath the front lip of the range top. Lifted range top and supported. Removed the 2 screws at either end of the support bracket. This bracket holds the elements in position. Be careful not to let the elements fall out when removing. The elements are now free to replace. Swap out the old with the new and be sure to reconnect the wires to the correct terminals on the new element. I did 1 wire at a time so as to not make a mistake at reconnecting the wires. Then replace the support bracket with the 2 screws and lower the range top in place and put back the 2 screws that hold the range top in position. VOILA!! Success. It works. The wife is now happy again:)