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How to replace igniter on Kenmore range model 71421

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?

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  • bmwjerry Jan 16, 2009

    I have same problem with model 75501 (I think that's the model, it says 362.75501990 on it. I think it's 8 years old-- AMANA label but from Sears. 

  • Anonymous May 05, 2009

    I have the same problem. Only the big burner won't ignite. Surely, someone must know how to address the problem. I have tried to open the top, but I too am uable. Help!

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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.

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SOURCE: cooktop light stays on when cool

no your not doing anything wrong. the unit has a fault. you should call your nearest warrenty agent

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SOURCE: "Cooktop Locked"

We found the manual. Held the button down for 3 seconds and it turned off. Felt like idiots!

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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Press and hold the "Top" button for five seconds. It worked.

Posted on Oct 27, 2008

SOURCE: Converting Kenmore gas range to LP???

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

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