I replaced a cracked glass cooktop. All was going great 'til I noticed one broken plastic thread on the duel-element control switch (316441801). I understand I can't just replace that simple part (which is mounted to the board to force the replacement price through the roof), but then I proceeded to break two more, leaving just one working switch. My question is, did I break these while removing and reattaching the wires to these, or did I over-tighten the large black plastic cinch pieces on the top, finished plate reinstalling? Because, to my knowledge, I didn't do anything that I was aware of to break those plastic threads?
The most likely cause for the threading to break would be when retightening the nut that holds them in place.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, March 05, 2014