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Old 07-05-2009, 09:55 PM
 
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Default Crack in ceramic electric range top

Any way this can be repaired? The burner still works but it doesn't look too good. Spent $700 on a new range top 2 years ago. argh!
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:52 PM
 
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Default Naw, you have been done in..........

Is it all one big sheet or is it an older one with separate sections?

Only hope is a replacement top which might cost more than a new range.

Sorry, how did it happen? I got one of the new modern ones. I do not want to repeat your experience.
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Old 07-06-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: NH. NY. SC. next move, my ground condo
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there is nothing to repair it that i'm aware of and the top cost more than the whole stove. we had one that got cracked and priced a new top and it was more than the stove.
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:03 PM
 
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Model #?
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Old 07-06-2009, 05:21 PM
 
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Replace the top cermnaic is the fix.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:58 AM
 
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Depending on the vintage of your stove it's not that expensive of a fix. We just replaced our second (!) top due to heavy objects falling from cabinets above. No more glass cooktops for us! It was a recent mid-range Kenmore, the replacement was ~$230 from Sears parts direct, far cheaper than replacing the whole stove. Installation was removal of about a dozen screws and some panels, took about 20 minutes (would have been 10 with 2 sets of hands)
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Knoxville
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here is what it looks like under the glass
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Old 07-11-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: In the woods next to the ocean
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What is that black stuff, insulation?
Why is it all broken up?
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Old 07-11-2009, 11:16 AM
 
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Default Kind of interesting.........

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What is that black stuff, insulation?
Why is it all broken up?
Naw that black stuff is the glass top itself. Somebody got wild and smacked it.

Kind of interesting I was wondering exactly how they were built. I had an ancient corning ware and the glass elements were individual in the top and the heating elements were part of the units.

Maybe a pretty easy thing to replace if mine gets to look like that.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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Actually., it was broken by a worker that dropped something on the top and smashed it.
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