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Old 05-04-2011, 04:13 PM
 
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Default Broken Stovetop (glass/ceramic flat top)

So I dropped something on top of my glass/ceramic top stove and of course it broke. Not even just cracked fully broke. I can use the right two burners but not the left two.

So anyway, anyone had to have the top replaced? I'm not even sure where or who to call!

Thanks for any input, advice, suggestions!
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:28 PM
 
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Any competent appliance repair guy can replace this. The prices of the parts range (ha!) from under a hundred bucks to 3X+. Get the model number of your appliance and google the parts costs. Some sites will also have guides as to how difficult it would to DIY...

If it is an older range it might make sense to price a replacement. I have seen many nearly new electric ranges at the "scratch and dent" sales of major appliances sell for less repair part cost.
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Ditto on Chet's advice. Indeed, it may be more cost effective to replace instead of repair in this case, especially if you're not comfortable taking it apart yourself.

You may want to look on craigslist too if anyone local is selling theirs for cheap simply because of its color.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Balt / DC / ATL / SF / Seattle
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I'm kinda curious as to what you dropped. There's a whole thread about what not to do to a glass top stove and there is concern of dropping cast iron pans on it (one reason why manufacturers don't want you to use cast iron). Tell us about this enemy of your stove.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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The cast iron warning is more because they can cause the marking for burners to come off than dropping it. Drop anythig that is heavy enough and the glass will crack or break.
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