For homeowners who prefer electric appliances, the glass flat-top stove is becoming one of the most widely sold options on the market. While a flat-top stove is very easy to clean and maintain, it is also extremely breakable. Like any glass product, dropping or hitting the glass top can cause cracking, chipping and breakage. The good news is that fixing the glass on a flat-top stove isn't difficult. With the proper parts and tools in hand, you should be able to make the repair quickly.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Make and model number of the stove
- Replacement glass top
- Work gloves
Locate the make and model number of the flat-top stove in question. This can be found in your owner's manual and will be used to make sure you get the correct replacement part.
Order the replacement glass that will fit your flat-top stove. While you can get the correct part from a dealer, this is usually more expensive. Ordering a generic part may save you significantly. Most dealers will not have replacement glass in stock.
Put on work gloves to keep from cutting your hands. Remove any loose pieces of glass and set them aside in a safe location.
Locate the screws holding down the glass. They are usually located underneath the hob and can easily be seen by opening the oven door and looking directly underneath the front of the flat-top stove.
Remove the screws by turning them counterclockwise with the screwdriver.
Remove the glass on the flat-top stove. Lift the glass hob gently upward, releasing it from the screw holes. Grasp the front of the glass, pull it toward you, and release it from the hinges that hold it to the back of the stove.
Install the replacement glass by reversing Step 6.
Replace the screws that fasten down the glass on the flat-top stove.
Tips and warnings
- The broken hob should be recyclable at facilities that accept glass.
- Different brands of flat-top stoves may have screws located in slightly different locations.
- If you have a built-in hob, you may have to remove the entire unit to gain access to the screws that secure the glass.
- Handle the replacement glass with care. It will be very expensive to replace the glass twice.
- Avoid cutting yourself on any loose glass from the broken hob.
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