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GE Spectra JBP78A0B2AA


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#1 pjw73nh

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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:31 AM

Greetings,

I was frying up a couple of eggs this AM and I heard a slight, muffled snap. There is a very slight crack in he cooktop that goes from about a 1/4 inch inside the black ring surrounding the big burner to about 4 inches outside of it into the center of the cooktop. I am well versed in which types of pots and pans to use and which to avoid. I have a good close up picture of the crack. I will try and attach it. It is barely visible, and can only be felt with a thumbnail or a razor blade. The silver tips are fork tines for a reference.

Crack pix

1. Is it still safe to use. (Still works fine)?

2. If I have to replace it, is it worth it? (Stove is 10 years old).

3. What is the difficulty level of the replacement (I am very electro-mechanically adept).

4. I read someplace that some models can be replaced with a standard type of cook top. Any truth/reason to do this?

Thank you.

Paul.../NH

Edited by pjw73nh, 09 July 2011 - 11:42 AM.


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Posted 09 July 2011 - 02:18 PM

Personally I would refrain from using at least that particular burner as it will only continue to get worse.

there are 3 dufferent color cooktops for your model ranging in price from $360-$520.
Here's the link for the cooktops for your model which should be "almond" color $520

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Not to hard to change out, and no, theres no type of a universal cooktop.
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Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:11 PM

Thank you for the reply and the link. $520 plus shipping.... I may have to weight this out against a new stove. Is there a basic outline of a procedure that you could give me that tells me the major steps involved in replacing it? Tnx

P.../NH

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:04 AM

Pretty much depends what you replace it with, hole is already cut so if the replacement occupies different amount of property, modifications as needed - wiring straight forward - consult the install instruction for the product you are choosing for detailed info

At least have a look at Induction cooker in your search, more expensive but quite impressive
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 07:05 AM

If you were referring to replacing the "cook Top"

it's pretty simple....

turn off power

open oven door

remove the 3 or 4 screws that hold the top down in the front

raise top up, use a board or something to securely hold the top up
as you will need 2 hands to remove burner assemblies.

burners should be mounted on plates, remove the entire plate
with burners attached carefully laying them down.

repeat with rear burner assembly

now the top is ready to remove.

Normally it just sits on the hinges in the back,
there shouldn't be any screws holding it on
but you may have to look at the hinge closely
to see how the top needs to be manipulated to
remove it.
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 09:08 AM

Thank you Appl,tech.29501 Exactly the info I was looking for...


P.../NH

Edited by pjw73nh, 10 July 2011 - 09:10 AM.







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