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Screws have sheered off at the heads on the TEC burner. Do I need a new burner, or can I simply replace the screws with new, better ones?

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Call TEC tell them your problem! they have a warranty on there grills for 8 or 10 years depends on which one you have!

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I know, it's a bear, once the grill is a few years old. Aside from that, you'd expect the R & D Dept to come up with a better way to attach the 'U' shaped burners, for a grill that is one of the most expensive ones on the market.

In any event, I found that if the screw heads are badly rusted, using an easy out or drilling the screw out, is about the only way to do it. If you drill it out, start with a small diameter bit and work your way up. Of course, you'll have to use a little larger diameter sheet metal screw to attach the new burner(s). I highly recommend Stainless Steel Screws, in case you ever have to replace the burners again.

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For Tappan stove model 30-3053-23-02.

Each burner (4) is mounted to the stove top with three 4.5mm hex screws. All 12 screws must be removed, which is easier said than done. In my case, of the 12, 6 heads snapped off. The other 6 heads had to be drilled out. The metal is very hard (tempered from long exposure to high heat?), so use a carbide/diamond high-speed drill bit (1/8" or 3/16").

The front corners of the stove top are each held by a clip. After removal of the burner mount screws (or heads at least), lift straight up on each front corner of the stove top to release the top from the clip. An alternate method is to use a screwdriver as a lever to pry the corner off the clip. Once released from the clips, the front pulls up, while the back is "hinged" (like lifting an auto hood). Using a stubby phillips screwdriver, unscrew one of the back hinges. At this point, the stove top can be lifted off.

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HI nabber8391,
I have a TEC Pattio II. I have owned the grill for almost 10 years and TEC grills have a ten year warranty on many of the parts including the burners. The burners on my grill have a ceramic inserts. The pop and loud whooshing noises indicate the ceramic insert or the seal on the burner is "cracked". I have replaced both of the inserts and burners on my grill once about 5 years ago under warranty. I have one burner now that will not stay burning and I contacted TEC today regarding the problem, and I will replace the ceramic insert only under warranty. .

The newest TEC grills like yours have the TEC Radiant Glass Infra-red Cooking System with stainless steel burners with glass surfaces. I assumed this burner system had eliminated the problem of the burners going out with a loud boom.


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