If you've broken the glass-top surface on your Jenn-Air range, you may have images running through your head of a hefty repair bill for a problem that was, most likely, avoidable. As an alternative to hiring a repair technician and paying a mark-up on the glass top, as well as for the labor, consider ordering and installing the glass-top on your Jenn-Air range yourself.
Discontinue Use of the Range
If the glass-top panel is damaged, regardless if it is broken or merely cracked, you must discontinue use of the range until it is replaced. A small crack may turn into a large crack it items are placed on the top, especially with the introduction of heat. If the glass breaks further, you food could spill on the heating elements below the glass, causing injuries or additional damage to the range, as well as damage to the areas surrounding the range.
Range Model Number
Not all Jenn-Air ranges use the same components. To ensure that you order the correct stove-top panel for your range, you must first obtain the range's model number. The model number is often located on a sticker that is placed on the oven door jamb, on the side of the cabinet or on the rear of the range.
Ordering the Stove-Top
There are many online retailers that specialize in replacement parts for your home appliance. Websites such as Repair Clinic, Sears Parts Direct and Part Select allow you to search for your exact range by model number. Once the range is located, view the parts diagram provided by the company and locate the diagram number of the glass stove-top. Locate the diagram number in the parts list provided on the Web page and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the checkout process.
When installing a new stove-top on your range, it is vital that appropriate safety measures are taken. Jenn-Air electric ranges require a 220-volt power supply, which is significantly more voltage than found in a standard wall outlet. As such, you must discontinue the range's power supply, either by unplugging it from the wall or turning off the breaker in your service panel. Further, be sure to wear heavy gloves when handling the broken stove-top panel, as well as when removing and broken glass from the appliance, to prevent injury to your hands.