How to Replace a Burner on the Whirlpool AccuBake Glass-Top Stove
The Whirlpool AccuBake glass-top stove has a smooth surface with electric radiant heating elements underneath to direct heat through the glass. The smooth glass cooktop design makes it easier to clean the cooking surface. Over time, a heating element may fail. It will require replacement, since trying to repair an electric heating element would cost more than replacing it. Do the job yourself, heeding safety precautions, and save money you'd otherwise have to pay a repair technician.
Shut off the circuit breaker that controls electricity to the AccuBake as a standard safety precaution. This is simpler than moving the appliance to reach the power cord. Wait for the appliance to cool completely if you've used a surface element or the oven.
Open the door to the horizontal position.
Unscrew and take out the slotted screws in the door frame immediately below the AccuBake surface. Save the screws.
Raise the AccuBake oven's cooktop far enough to prop it open with the metal or wooden rod. Position the rod between the stove surface and the underside of the glass top.
Take out the screws holding the round steel cover over the burner to be replaced. Pull off the cover to expose the burner underneath.
Pull the burner on the side opposite the two points where it plugs into the power socket to release the defective element.
Plug the new burner into the socket until it clicks into position.
Place the steel cover over the new part and secure it with screws.
Take out the support rod and gently lower the AccuBake to its original position, using both hands. Do not drop the cooking surface onto the Whirlpool cabinet.
Lock the AccuBake top onto the cabinet with the screws saved in Step 3.
Close the door on the AccuBake.
Turn the breaker switch on.
- The underside of the AccuBake has sharp metal edges. Handle the appliance carefully to avoid cuts and scrapes.
James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.
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