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Close the valve in the gas line connected to the Thermador oven. Unplug the cooktop's electrical cord from the wall outlet. Remove the screws under the front edge of the Thermador cooktop below the cabinet to release the cooktop from the countertop.
Put on work gloves then raise the cooktop at an angle. Recruit a friend to hold up the appliance while you work on the igniter underneath. The igniter is a pronged strip of black metal in a housing wired with two plugs connected to power sockets underneath the Thermador cooktop.
Disconnect the two wired plugs on the end of the igniter from the sockets. Take out the two screws in the metal plate that hold the igniter in position under the Thermador cooktop. Pull the igniter out of the mounting bracket in the cooktop. Hold the new igniter by the housing and insert the part into the mounting bracket. Secure it with the two screws. Connect the two wired plugs to the sockets. One plug is larger than the other, which makes it simple to connect them correctly.
Lower the Thermador cooktop into position on the countertop and reattach it with the screws through the underside of the front edge. Plug in the cooktop's power cord and open the valve in the gas line.
If you are referring to the bakelight material, this is an insulating compound and the burner still may work. I would not use this long term in this manner however. This material insulates as well as helping maintain an even heat transfer of the burner. Long term use, may cause damage to the cooktop. The burners are replaceable, but the prices vary depending on the size of the burner. The part numbers are as follows:
Turn off circuit breaker to range. Remove the cooktop from the cabinet and tilt it to give access to the control. Remove the nut on the top holding the control in. Diagram wire connections, disconnect wires, install new control, connect wires to new control, put cooktop back into cabinet.
May need to prop up cooktop in tilt position to keep it in place while you work on it.