How to disassemble the unit to replace a control switch for the left rear surface unit?
ANSWER Hello Thomas. Here are the instructions from the manufacture. Hope this helps.
To gain access to the various component parts of the cooktop assembly it must be uninstalled from
the cabinet and counter top. Depending on the location of the power supply junction box it may also
be necessary to disconnect the cooktop power flex cable from the junction box.
Remove the screws securing the cooktop to the mounting brackets and lift the cooktop assembly out
of the cut out in the counter. Place the cooktop assembly on a stable protected work surface. Use
wooden blocks or other suitable material as spacers to support the cooktop assembly from below and
avoid pressure on the power cable strain relief.
Removing Cooktop Glass
Begin disassembly by removing the side
heat shields found on each side of
the cooktop chassis. These shields must be
replaced prior to reinstalling the unit into the
cabinet. Note that the 90 degree flange on the
shield goes up next to the cooktop glass. Next remove the switch knobs.
Next remove the five screws indicated by the
arrows in the photo and remove
the vent deflector at the front edge of the
Remove the remaining screws that secure
the cooktop glass and frame to the burner
box. Lift the rear edge of the
cooktop glass and tilt it toward you to access
the touch control harness plug.
Disconnect the plug from the control edge
connector. The control will remain secured
to the cooktop glass.
Carefully lift the cooktop glass and frame
away from the assembly.
NOTE: It is not necessary to remove the screws
that secure the plastic spacers found on the left
and right hand sides of the cooktop.
With the glass top and frame removed
the induction coils and insulation pad are
accessible for service.
Use care when handling the induction coils
and insulation panel to prevent damage.
The cooking zone control boards and main
control board are secured to the cooktop glass by
a metal cover plate. To access the controls
remove the nuts that secure the plate to the cooktop
The control board for the Left Front and Left
Rear cook zones is identical to the Center and
Right Rear cook zone control board. The control
board for the Right Front cook zone includes the
main power control and minute timer. Each wire
harness connecting the three control boards is
replaced as a separate component.
After removing the metal cover plate lift off the nylon
spacers found on the threaded studs.
Gently lift the control boards off the studs and
away from the glass assembly. The individual
control boards and wire harnesses can now be
serviced or replaced.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Thursday, July 14, 2011