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6" burner on the radiant surface started smoking and burned out.
Remove plug in unit from stove top. Turn over and remove the 7 screws from the 4 sides only. Turn back over holding unit together manually. Remove the glass top gently and lay it aside. Remove two wires that are plugged into the old unit, remembering which belongs where. You might want to remove one at a time and connect to new unit. Place new unit in between the three guides. Make sure the other unit is aligned also. Place glass top back unto unit and replace the 7 screws. Put unit back into stove top and test. Finished in less than 15 minutes with no issues.
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ELMNT-SURF
  • Johnny from Henderson, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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The top would not heat,large or small eye.
Removed the bottom cover and replaced the burned contact spade. Cleaned the wires and adjust the contact holder.
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Burner Cartridge Terminal Block Cartridge Male Contact Spade Terminal Block Insulator
  • Calvin from Merced, CA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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Replace broken glass top on cooktop unit
Loosened 7 hexnuts on the cook top. Removed the glass top and replaced it with the new one from PartSelect. Put the hexnuts back on. Plugged the unit back into the Jenn Air and it worked perfectly.
PartSelect was a big help making sure I got the right replacement part which was hard to find. Without them I would not have been able to make the repair.
Parts Used:
Glass Top for Cartridges
  • James from Moneta, VA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Old Jenn--Air cook top inop. Model discontinued
Our Jenn-Air cook top is 25 years old. One can no longer order parts for this old of model. We ordered new SS burners as well as new Burner cartridge terminal blocks for a new and current model. They work perfectly. Took 10 minutes. $ 350 dollars verses $ 2600 for a new JennAir range plus instillation. Unit looks and works great. Plan to order new switches next.
Parts Used:
Burner Cartridge Terminal Block
  • Ronald from Avon, CO
  • Difficulty Level:
    Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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one side of cooktop did not work
I took out the side of the cooktop that did not work. I had to take off the bottom of the cooktop and checked where electricity was going and not going. Once I found the part that needed replacing, I went on the website, search for Jen-Air cooktops and model number. From the sketch on the website, I was able to order the part needed. I decided to get 2 in order to replace both parts at one time, just in case. The part arrived quickly and was easy to install. The most time I spent was taking the backside off the cooktop and cleaning it.
Parts Used:
Burner Cartridge Terminal Block
  • Rebecca from Broadway, NC
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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cook top module would not heat.
The contact spades were burned from 10+ years of use and the cook top module was worn. I disassembled the module, taped the top to protect the creamic cook top, sanded the metal and spray painted to restore the original white finish. On the bottom half I replaced one missing pop rivet and cleaned and spray painted the bottom to restore to the original black. When the contact spades arrived, I replaced the contact spades and reassembled the module. It now works and looks like it did when it was new.
Parts Used:
Cartridge Male Contact Spade
  • Daryl from Olathe, KS
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    More than 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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chipped ceramic radiant range top units
1. lifted / unplugged one 2 burner module,
2. retrieved 1/4" socket on nut driver handle
3. removed the 7 screws from module securing top,
4. lifted off the damaged old ceramic top,
5. replaced with new ceramic top,
6. replaced 7 screws to secure it,
7. plugged module back in range.

(repeated process with other module; another seven steps for another seven screws except tool replaced instead of retrieved at end of process)
Parts Used:
Glass Top for Cartridges
  • John from MCALLEN, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Range element shorted out
I priced a new two-burner unit and it was going to cost $300. I took the broken unit apart, saw that it was an element that had suffered catastophic failure and found partselect on the internet. $60 and three days later I had the part in hand. The repair was "a piece of cake." Thanks for saving me a lot of money.
Parts Used:
ELMNT-SURF
  • Dennis from Seattle, WA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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large element failed
Easy removal (lift and pull) of the the two element unit from the Jenn-air stove top. Placed unit right side up on a work surface. used a nut driver to remove 12 screws from the unit. removed the glass cook-top, revealing the two elements. Un-hooked two wires off the old damaged element, placed wires (plug and play) onto the new unit, then replaced the glass cook-top, used the nut driver to replace the 12 screws. Pluged the unit back into the Jenn-air stove top.
Parts Used:
ELMNT-SURF
  • Charles from Mamaroneck, NY
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Electric coil burned
The repair was easy but the replacement coil had 4 connections while the old one had only two. After calling the distributor with no explanation of how to solve the problem I was given a telephone number of Jenn Air. They explained that my unit was too old and they no longer provided the part I needed.
I then decided to do the following. Of the 4 connections on the replacement coil, two are larger and two are smaller. I then decided to connect the wires to the two larger connections leaving the small ones free. I replaced the cooktop and WOW it worked. Not sure what the smaller connectors are used for but with old cooktops it seems they are not needed.
I can submit a photo but have no means to do it here
Parts Used:
ELMNT-SURF
  • George from LEXINGTON, MA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Pliers
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I spilled a pot of soup and shorted everything out had to replace these parts
Pulled out the burners, Freed the outside rim and removed the burnerbox with the burnned out pieces removed tham and reassembled
Parts Used:
Burner Cartridge Terminal Block Cartridge Male Contact Spade Terminal Block Insulator
  • William from York, PA
  • Difficulty Level:
    A Bit Difficult
  • Total Repair Time:
    1- 2 hours
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I used a Martha Stewart speckled pot on my glass stove top and it stuck to the cartridge and also broke. Later learned you cannot use this type pot on the stove. There was a small warning on the pot label that was not noticeable and it never occurred to me that the pot would stick, "after all it w
I stumbled into the part as I thought that I had to order the complete cartridge ($315) I learned that all I needed was the glass part for $108. It was simple to replace and I appreciated the price. I advise everyone not to use the "speckled" pots on a glass cartridge.
Parts Used:
Glass Top for Cartridges
  • Ernestine from Austin, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    15 - 30 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers
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A local repair shop informed the individual that the burner unit could not be repaired and she would have to replace the cooktop..
After examining the burner unit I noticed that one of the male contact spades was burned and look deformed. After removing the spade I discovered that it had been originally manufactured incorrectly. I went on line to try and find the part. I found it at this site . I ordered 2 of the spades and replaced the deformed spade and another one that looked like it had gotten a little hot. She tried the unit and it worked perfectly. She had not used that burner unit for a very lengthy time. The investigation of the problem took a little time, but the repair went very fast. Moral is :" If a spade doesn't look right, it probably isn't", but either the individual spade or plug can be replaced. This site is now my "GO TO" place for parts.
Parts Used:
Cartridge Male Contact Spade
  • Sonny from MOUNT VERNON, GA
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Screw drivers, Socket set
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Chipped glass cooktop
Removed 1/4" screws that connect the glass top to the burner unit. Make sure you remove the screws with the glass facing up so the burners don't slip out. Pull the old glass top off and replace with the new glass. Secure the glass top with the 6 screws and plug in the finished unit.
Parts Used:
Glass Top for Cartridges
  • Jeff from ADKINS, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Very Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    Less than 15 mins
  • Tools:
    Nutdriver
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Element burned up
This is a two module cook top That I have, 2 burners in each module. I took it apart take the damaged one out and replaced with the new one, put it back together and turn it on. Heeeyyyy it works. Thanks.(and I'm not an electrician)
Parts Used:
ELMNT-SURF
  • Walter from LEWISVILLE, TX
  • Difficulty Level:
    Really Easy
  • Total Repair Time:
    30 - 60 mins
  • Tools:
    Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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