Can this be installed from the top of the cooktop, or do you need to remove the cooktop from the surface and remove the stainless steel ring around the bottom of the unit to be able to get to the burner?
Answer Hello Laverne,
The cooktop will have to be pulled from the countertop and the top removed from the appliance to access the braces that secure the element to the cooking surface. The unit may or may not need to be disconnected from the junction box first, depending on the length of the power supply line. Be sure to protect the countertop with towels since the bottom of the unit will scratch the surface easily. The cooktop is removed by removing the screws from around the cooktop. Once removed, the top will raise and the brackets securing the elements will be visible. Be sure to take several pictures with your cell phone from different angles to assist you in the re-assembly process.