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- Main Top with Glass - Black
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Cynthia from Plymouth, MN
Replace cracked glass in main top
First I pulled the unit away from the wall and unplugged it. There are a few screws that hold the top in place - access them from the top/front/underside of the main top - pull open the oven door to get to them. Once these were out, I gently slid the main top forward. There are tabs in the back that fit in slots just under the control panel - just work them free as you slide. I slid the top forward enough to get past a narrow aluminum plate/tab (part #26B) in the very front that runs the width of the top. Once it's free of the tabs in the back, and the front is free, there is enough play in the wires & elements to move the top to one side of the stove and access the heating elements underneath. The heating elements are attached to brackets; the brackets (part# 26) are attached to the main top. You can leave the elements & wires attached to the brackets - there is one screw per bracket that attaches it to the main top - just remove the bracket screws. It requires either a square screw driver or a 1/4 inch socket. Do one side, then the other NOTE WHICH HOLE THE SCREW GOES IN, as there are a few to choose from. After the brackets were free, the top comes off. I moved the back tabs (part #18) from the old top to the new - NOTE THE ORIENTATION OF THE TABS. I didn't, and had to flip them over, after 20 frustrating minutes. With the new tabs in, I replaced the heating element brackets, then slid the main top back to its original position. If the tabs are in the right position (see above) it'll slide right into place. I had to work the narrow metal plate in the front under the main top with my fingers when sliding it back on. I replaced the front screws underneath, plugged it back in, pushed into place, and it's working fine. About 40 minutes total, extra if you don't note the orientation of the tabs in back, or the location of the element bracket screws. The oversized heating element won't let you put it in incorrectly.