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RC8720EDB0 Whirlpool Cooktop - Instructions

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Nasty, clogged, old grease filter

  • Customer: Kim from Cottontown TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I carefully removed the disgusting old filter and took straight to trash. I then used my wet/dry vacuum to clean the rest of the loose debris from the area where the filter area is located. I used a clean, dry cloth to wipe the remainder of the material away and then carefully lowered the clean new filter down into it's new home. So easy, it took longer to type out these directions :)

One electric burner was not heating.

  • Customer: Alan from Jenkintown PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I simply watched the video on the PartSelect site. That made the repair easy and fast. It took perhaps 5 minutes to bring the stove back to life again.

Rear burner was not functioning

  • Customer: Michael from Port aransas TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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used a multimeter to determine that power was going to the surface burner infinite switch. then determined that power was not going from the output side of the switch to the burner element. Turned power to range off at the breaker box. Removed eight screws total on range top, four on the cartridge side, two located on back of control plate where the downdraft vent is located and two on the double fixed burner side. Raised the range top to gain access to the infinite switch assemblies. Removed to TORX head screws retaining the infinite switch and then disconnected the five wires on the bottom one at a time, making sure to replace in the exact location on the new switch. Installed TORX screws in the new switch and installed all screws back into range top. reinstalled cartridge and burners and turned power back on. Tested rear burner and all functioned properly.

unable to remove screw with screwdriver

  • Customer: Emmett from Rayville LA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
used drill to remove old screw

ugly old drip pans.

  • Customer: Cindy from Champaign IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
It was simple! The range looks so much better!

Cartridge wire burned out

  • Customer: Robert from San Francisco CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I was unable to remove the screw which held the electrical element.. so I took the new surface burner receptacle and removed the metal part, and used the old one and put in the new one in the old metal part and rewired, and it is like new.. now I need to do another one.

There was sparking coming form the module and I when I took it apart I discovered that the burner itself was not the problem. The metal parts that held the burner in place had come loose and was shorting out against the 220 line.

  • Customer: John E from Centreville MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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I used a nut driver to take the module apart. When I discovered the problem I simply threw the module out but kept the ceramic top and then ordered a new stove top. The burners would be a snap to install if the clips that secure it in place had not ALL broken off. All you do is pull the wires off with a pair pliers and set the new unit in place and reattach the wires. All that would be left would be to reattach the ceramic top and set the module back into place on the stove top. The modules were discontinued and no longer available any place. Believe me I tried. The delivery to me from Parts Perfect was very quick and without any hassles. I had no problem returning the burner. I would recommend these people any time.

replace old grease filter

  • Customer: Rita from Leesburg VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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very easy slip in

burners on two cartridges for my 30 year old cook top not heating up...

  • Customer: gary from wilton CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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thanks to the PartsSelect website, I discovered that the problem was not that I needed an all new cooktop (none of which I like - either the looks or the price) BUT that perhaps the elements needed replacing .... so now I am back in business ... actually ordered both 6" and 8" but only needed the 8" ... returned the 6". Thoroughly happy w/Parts Select ...
All Instructions for the RC8720EDB0
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