This is getting a little convoluted. Front and side can't be used interchangeably. Are these clips 3 inches behind the front corners (on the side edges of the cooktop) or 3 inches inward to the left and right of the front corners (on the front edge)? Thanks again.
Answer Michael, If the spring clips are present on your unit(some units don't have them), they are two to three inches in from each front corner of the range. Make sure you remove the grates, burner caps and burner bases (two small phillips head screws on each burner) before you attempt to raise the cooktop. Thanks and good Luck
How involved is it to replace this piece? I know the burners have to be unscrewed first. How about after? Thanks.
Answer Hello Michael. After the burners are removed, use a paint scraper to release the spring clips (front edge about 3 inches from the corner). Be sure to place the burners in the exact order they came off to ensure they are re-installed in the exact location they were removed from. After this is accomplished the top can be lifted off. Be sure to look along the edges of the old top for any plastic tabs used for added support as they will not be on the replacement top. As your re-assembling the unit, be sure not to pinch any of the ignitor wires and try to route them away from any sharp edges. Re-assemble the burners in reverse order and you should be ready to cook! Hope this helped!