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What if there are no hold down brackets on the cooktop and you still cant get it loose

Cant get a razor blade between the granit countertop and the cooktop to cut it loose. I did not live here when it was installed

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Sounds like someone glued it down. You're going to have a fight on your hands. Maybe this can help:
How to Remove Countertop That Has Been Glued to the Cabinets eHow

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SOURCE: I can not separate the glass cooktop from the granite surface.

alot of installers will use a silicone glue to "seal" the unit to the countertop. what happens is that means you cant get it out without cutting the glue off first.
it could also be that the unit is very tight in the countertop.
also did you remove the "hold down" screws from underneath the unit first??? there should be a screw on each side below the unit.

one more thing... do you have a gas line under your counter? if not be sure you can get a gas line to it before you try to remove the old unit. most homes have a finished ceiling under the kitchen and it would be almost impossible to install a new gas line if its not already there.

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SOURCE: Installing cooktop into granite countertop

Put a bead of clear sylicone caulking around the cutout , then set the cooktop in place .

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SOURCE: i just bought a 7904427 electric kenmore cooktop,

From my experience, most cooktop manufacturers give cutout dimensions that almost always need modifications to get the screws or nuts on the stove to fit the cutout. Have your granite fabricator come enlarge the opening by grinding specifically where there is interference. They should be able to tent off your granite and use a vacuum to minimize dust.
Feel free to contact me with any questions. Brandon Wiese - Brandon@StoneRepairman.com - http://.www.StoneRepairman.com

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You should just be able to set the cooktop in after you attach the downdraft, usually there are tabs on the downdraft that clamp on to the granite cutout. There is probably a closed-cell foam strip that runs under the lip of the cooktop, I would just make sure it seals to the granite properly (no gaps) and put a couple dabs of silicone in between the lip of the cooktop and the granite. Usually the cooktop is heavy enough that the silicone will keep it from moving around.

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alot of installers will use a silicone glue to "seal" the unit to the countertop. what happens is that means you cant get it out without cutting the glue off first.
it could also be that the unit is very tight in the countertop.
also did you remove the "hold down" screws from underneath the unit first??? there should be a screw on each side below the unit.

one more thing... do you have a gas line under your counter? if not be sure you can get a gas line to it before you try to remove the old unit. most homes have a finished ceiling under the kitchen and it would be almost impossible to install a new gas line if its not already there.

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