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The switch to the burner took on some water and fried. Is it hard to replace

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Not to hard. Remove knob and retaining but diconect wire and install new one. Now the ignitor may have got wet and not generating a spark. Just let it dry it probably will start working again. Give it some time.

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Not at all. Just google your model number and add 'control'. Youtube works the same way. Don't forget to unplug the unit before you work on it.

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