How is the igniter replaced? Does the sealed burner and glass top have to be removed? There is a round spanner nut that appears to hold the burner to the gas manifold and glass top. Does this nut require a special wrench?
Answer Hello Joe,
The burner where the ignitor is to be replaced has to come out. The nut in the center can be removed with a set of needle nosed pliers and a screwdriver. Put the tips of the needle nosed pliers in the slots in the nut and put the screwdriver in the handle of the pliers to twist with, (leverage). This will normally be sufficient to remove the nut. Before re-installing he nut, put some grease on the threads to prevent them from seizing and next time it has to be removed, it will not be as hard to remove.
How do you replace this part. The cooktop has four burners.
Answer Hello John. Here are the instructions from the manufacture. Hope this helps.
1. Turn gas supply off and disconnect the power.
2. Remove top.
3. Disconnect the wires at the switch escutcheon and from the pan switch mounted on the left grill pan.
4. Disconnect the two wires from the spark module located on the back of the unit.
5. If replacing the igniters, disconnect igniter wires from the spark module and remove nut and washer. Disengage igniter from the grill pan and pull wires through the hole of the grill pan.
6. Reverse disassembly procedure, making sure the igniter wires are pulled tight through the holes in the back and held down by the clips.
Note: The holes at the top of the igniter must face the front and back of the unit to provide proper ignition.
7. Check for gas leaks at all connections.