How to Replace a Ceran Cooktop

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Ceran is a brand of glass-ceramic cooktops developed by German manufacturer Schott Inc. Ceran cooktops are found on select ranges sold by Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid and other well-known appliance manufacturers. Ranges with a Ceran cooktop have a smooth surface, with the burner elements located below the glass-ceramic cooktop panel. If something falls on the cooktop or it's cleaned improperly, the glass-ceramic panel can break, requiring a replacement. Replacing a Ceran cooktop may be completed without specialized tools or previous experience.

Things You'll Need

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • Unplug the range from the wall outlet to avoid electrical injury while replacing the Ceran cooktop.

  • Open the oven door. Remove the two Phillips screws under the front edge of the cooktop.

  • Raise the cooktop slightly and pull it toward you 2 to 3 inches to access the wiring harness. Unplug the plastic connector to detach the cooktop wiring. Lift the cooktop off of the top of the range.

  • Set the replacement Ceran cooktop on the range and plug the plastic connector into the wiring harness. Push the cooktop into place against the range backguard.

  • Replace the two removed Phillips screws to secure the new cooktop to the range. Close the oven door.

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