Large burner very slow heating
- Customer: Drusilla from Bloomfield, NY
- Difficulty: Really Easy
- Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
- Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
- 9 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Downdraft stove is over 20 years old, but everything else works fine and it would be a real pain to replace it.
This quick-heat back burner is part of a two burner plug- in unit which takes up half of the top of the stove.
I removed the top from the rest of the unit easily removing five screws. Because of the age and long use it was tough getting the old nut off which holds on the disc, but with the help of some spray lubricant it came off. The old wire ends were also rusted, and to get them off I bent up the old holder, which was going to be discarded anyhow. It was a simple matter to plug in the new unit, tighten the nut, clean up the lubricant with a paper towel, and reassemble the unit, which I cleaned inside since it was dusty. After plugging in the unit I turned on the burner...it works like new and has saved me a very costly replacement. I like it so much that even though the front element works perfectly I am considering buying that disc too just so they will match. Finding your company was absolutely great, and I would recommend you to anyone looking for parts. I still have the manual for this stove so I would feel confident in replacing pretty much any part needed....not bad for a 72 year old woman, (My Dad taught me to do my own work and I am a passable carpenter and plumber; a little more wary when it's something electrical !
Solid large burner element wouldn't heat
- Customer: Roger from Reedville, VA
- Difficulty: Really Easy
- Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
- Tools Required: Screw drivers
- 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
This burner element is the large element of a 2 element modual.
After removing the modual, there was 6 small metal screws to open the modual to expose the burner elements. After the burner element were exposed there are 2 wires that had to be disconected with a screw driver. Once the wires are disconnecter the burner element is easy removed by sliding the old element out and sliding the new element in. Just reconect the wires to the new element and put the cover back on with the 6 metal screws. It took about 30 minutes to complete the task, taking time to clean all the insides to bring it back to new condition. Very very easy job.
Electric cooktop burner would not heat
- Customer: Donald from Gunnison, CO
- Difficulty: Easy
- Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
- Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
- 3 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect power to burner module. Dissassemble module with nut driver. Screws connecting feed wires to burner were too corroded to remove. Cut wire close to screws, stripped insulation and inserted new ends into new burner. Reassembled module with nut drivers.