I need to replace the cooktop on my stove. Is this a difficult repair?
Answer Hello Lisa. Some models are not to hard to replace and others can be difficult. Without the model number, we can not tell if yours is the hard one or not.
I have the slide-out range and need to replace the top burner with receptacle kit part # 330031. How do I get the top off to splice into the wires to put the receptacle kit in? What is the best way to get to the wires?
Answer Hello Mike. Make sure power is off. Remove the element and drip pan. Then remove the screw for the receptacle and pull it out the large hole and splice the wires and replace the part. There is no need to raise the top to replace this part.
I have a slide-in model range. I need to replace the top burner receptacle kit part # 330031. How do I raise the top up to get to the wires? I watched the video and it showed splicing into the existing wires and putting on shrink wrap on a range that the top lifted up. How do I get to these wires to do that on my range?
Answer Hello Mike,
On a cook top, the unit has to be pulled out of the countertop to access the screws around the perimeter of the unit that hold the top onto the body. The wiring doesn't have to be disconnected but it will have to sit diagonally over the hole in the countertop. When you lift the unit straight up, you should have a helper to lay towels at each end so when you turn it a bit to set it down, it will not damage the countertop. Now you can remove the screws, (usually three in each end and four across the front and rear), to access the inside.
I replaced the top burner receptacle with the kit I purchased, # 330031. I turned the circuit breaker on, now the red burner light stays on. How can I resolve this issue. Does this mean I have another electrical problem?
Answer Martha, The receptacle kit shouldn't be the issue, unless you have a pinched or shorted wire. If the wiring is OK, and proper, you'll need to check the infinite switch circuits. The numbers you supplied are neither a model number or serial number. Your model and serial plate could be located in several places on the range. Under one of the front surface burner drip bowl, on the oven door jam with the door opened, or on the front frame with the drawer or broiler door open.