Can part number AP4396785 be substituted for the discontinued part?
Answer Hello Matt. No, but you can use the white cooktop 5706X358-81, the black 5706X352-09, or the chrome 5706X353-30. Hope this helps.
Why do you not recommend using the cooktop? Is it dangerous? What do I have to do - buy a new stove? This one isn't that old.
Answer Hello John. Yes, it is dangerous. It can explode, cave in, or continue to crack. There are different color glass tops that will fit, but the color you have has been discontinued. Here is the part number for black 5706X352-09 and white 5706X358-81. If these colors won't work, you will need to buy a new stove. Hope this helps.