Whenever we pressed the Broil button on the small oven it would trip the circuit breaker. Did this again by accident and it appears to have probably melted the switch, because we couldn't press any of the buttons, so we have no oven. There are 4 screws on the front panel that holds the switches and knobs which I've taken off, but I can't remove the panel to see what the switch looks like and if there is additional damage. Does anyone know how to get the front panel off? It resists prying it out, so there must be more screws, but they must be hidden, I'm guessing.
Answer Hello Paul,
It is necessary to remove the control panel from the range or rangetop chassis and place it in the service position to access certain components. To place the control panel in the service position: Note: It will be necessary to pull the rangetop approximately 10 inches out from its installation.
1. Remove left and right side grates, surface burner knobs, grill and griddle control knobs.
2. On range models:
a. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach the griddle control bezel to the control panel.
b. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws that attach the griddle control to the manifold bracket.
3. Remove the 2 Phillips-head screws within each bezel that attach the bezel to the manifold brackets.
4. Remove the T-15 Torx screws from the bottom of the control panel.
5. Remove the Phillips-head screw at each front corner that attaches the front of the side trim to the control panel.
Note: • A ground wire at each end of the panel allows the panel to be lowered without falling. • Before lowering, protect the bottom of the front panel from scratches caused by the lock motor arm (range models) or front frame edge. • If the range has a grill, use caution when
lowering the control panel to prevent damage to the switches mounted at the bottom of the grill valve.
6. On rangetops, remove the two 1/4-in. hex-head screws and the Phillips-head screw (on each side), from the back of the control panel flange.
7. Pull the control panel straight out from the chassis, then carefully lower the control panel onto a protective, supportive surface.