Question about Kenmore 71420 / 71421 / 71422 / 71424 / 71429 Gas Kitchen Range
One igniter is not sparking and the manual says the cooktop is not removable. How can I replace the defective igniter if I seemingly can't open the cooktop? I tried lifting up but something is holding it down. Could someone please help?
What holds the spring assembly onto the bar assembly is just two small prongs. Use a pliers on the end that protrudes through the bar, squeezing the prongs together, and it should come out fairly easily.
Posted on Mar 02, 2008
I had success with the conversion. The directions are very cryptic, but it can be done, without the professional emptying your wallet, for 5 minutes worth of work. No adjustments needed on the air shutters, once they are wide open. The orifices are the pain-in-the-a$$es. You need some small tools to get to them, or chance dropping them under the top....which wasn't fun. Oh...and watch which orifice goes where...there are 3 sizes. So, short version, change orifices, open shutters, and flip regulator setting from NG to LG. Orifices take the longest time. ~ sjDIY
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
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To raise and lower the cooktop:
1. Remove all items from cooktop and set aside.
2. Grasp the sides of the cooktop and then lift from the
3. Lift the cookop high enough to allow the support rods
to snap into place. The llft-up rods will support the
cooktop in the raised position.
4. If necessary, clean underneath using hot, soapy water
and a clean cloth; then dry.
5. To lower the cooktop, grasp the front corner of each
side of the top while pushing back on each rod with
the heel of your hand. This will release the notched
support. Hold the range cooktop and gently slide the
top back down level to the range.
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