Average Price for a Stovetop or Cooktop Repair
According to HomeAdvisor, the average price for any repair on your oven range will tend to run from $50 to $200. The true price you’ll pay depends on several factors, including the extent of the damage, where you’re based (cities vs. rural areas) and the parts needed to complete the repair.
That being said, plenty of issues can be resolved easily on your own, as long as you know what to look for. Check out our in-depth blog posts on how to fix a burner that won’t light, what to do if your oven or stove won’t start or when your stove or oven isn’t cooking properly to learn some troubleshooting tricks to try out on your own.
If these don’t resolve it or you’re not the most DIY-savvy, it’s probably best to leave things to the trained professionals.
Repair vs. Replacement
What will it cost to replace a stovetop or cooktop, on average? It’s not very common to replace just the stove element on your oven range, meaning you’ll likely need to purchase a new cooking range altogether.
This can be quite pricey – according to Consumer Reports, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,000 to over $3,000 for a new oven range. The exact price you’ll end up paying of course depends on the make and model, what features you’d like, and where you’re based in the US.
These numbers clearly speak for themselves. Unless your cooking range is 20+ years old, we’d highly recommend you repair your it, rather than replacing it.
A glass cook top is easy to clean because of its flat surface. You can simply wipe down the glass to remove any spills; but they do require special cleaners to avoid damage. They used radiant heat coils or halogen lamps to heat the cooking surface. While the glass topped stove is designed to withstand damage from cookware, you can still accidentally scratch or break the cook top. In some instances, this damage requires replacing the glass top.
Pull your stove out from the wall to access the power cord and unplug it. If your stove is hardwired to the circuit, turn off the circuit breaker dedicated to the stove inside the breaker panel.
Open the oven door. Look beneath the front lip of the glass stove top for the screws securing the top to the stove body. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws from the stove top and place the screws aside.
Lift up on the front of the glass stove top. Use a wooden rod to hold the stove top in an “open” position.
Look for the screws on each side of the cross braces that hold the burners to the underside of the glass stove top. Use a nut driver to remove the hex-head screws holding the braces in place. Carefully lower the braces and burners to the stove.
Remove the wooden rod holding the glass stove top. Lower the top until you can pull it from the slots cut into the back panel of the stove beneath the control panel.
Lay the old top face-down on the floor on top of a blanket or towel. Remove the hex-head screws holding the brackets onto the stove top. Turn the old glass top over to access the two brackets along the back of the top. Use a nut driver to remove the screws and brackets.
Place the replacement glass stove top face-down on the floor on top of a blanket or towel. Install the brackets you removed from the old stove top onto the new one. Secure the brackets with the hex-head screws you removed from the old top. Turn the replacement top face-up.
Lift the new top into place over the stove. Insert the rear brackets into the slots beneath the control panel.
Raise the new top, and secure it in the “open” position with the wooden rod. Position the burners and the cross braces against the underside of the new glass stove top. Use the hex-head screws you removed from the old stove top to secure the cross braces and burners to the new top.
Carefully lower the top and rest it on the stove body. Open the oven door and secure the new glass top to the stove with the Phillips head screws you removed from the original top. Plug the stove into the wall or turn on the dedicated circuit breaker.
Assorted nut drivers
Blanket or towel