790.70502013 Kenmore gas stove, how to raise cooktop.

tireshark

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I need to get the top off to replace one of the burner igniters, but I cant get it up. Does anyone know what is holding it in place?

I have all the burners and screws removed from the cooktop (tenants stove, pretty messy). I also have both of the front metal tabs out of their holes, but it still wont lift up.

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jeff1

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Hi,

If all burners are off, all burner screws are removed, front push clips are released.....burner bases greased under the cooktop?.....cooktop catching on the guides at the top front of the side panals?.....don't know what else might stop it.

jeff.
 

tireshark

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There was some paperwork taped to the back about converting surface burners to L.P./Propane, and it said:


Unlike venturi gas ranges, this sealed gas cooktop system is not removable. Do not attempt to remove the cooktop.
Assuming that applies to this stove, no idea how I can replace the electrode if I cant raise the top, and none of the paperwork I have says how to replace them.

Odd, since it has tabs, and screws to the burners like normal ranges that lift up. I'll have to look closer for something next time, I'm over there I guess.
 

jeff1

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Assuming that applies to this stove, no idea how I can replace the electrode if I cant raise the top
Reach in from the back?
Lift up enough to just get your arm in?

jeff.
 

tireshark

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Update on this... had to remove the knobs and the panel that holds the knobs. After that there were 4 screws under the lip of the stovetop that allowed it to be removed.

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jeff1

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You had to remove the manifiold cover first before the cooktop could be raised....odd!

Thankx for the update.

jeff.
 
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