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Romvoing the top of my Whirlpool Cooktop

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I have one of these whirlpool cooktops installed by the builder so I can't find the model number. The problem now the igniters are not working for all for five burners. By reading some of the resolutions here, I think the igniter unit is not working so I want to try to replace the igniter unit. However, I can't figure out how to remove the top. Does anybody have any idea?

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    I can't figure out how to remove the cooktop top assembly so I can change the the igniter switch and module.



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First thing is the spark module(ignitor-- your referring to) is probably good and your electrodes are damaged. more then likely the problem. when you turn on one burner they should all spark( 1 module controls all 5 electrodes) so lets check that, first. when you turn on any/all burners do you at least hear clicking??. theres a switch under each **** that turns on the spark(erhaps one of them is bad. think of the electrodes as spark plugs on a car, they spark the same way, ck to see that they are clean(free from rust and carbon build up).using emory cloth or a woman's finger nail file try "sanding" down to a shiny surface the very tip of the electrode protruding out of the burner head.look for cracks in the porcelin housing around the electrodes this will lead to miss fires of the electrodes

Posted on Mar 12, 2008


Aborcass, thank you very much for checking this for me. When turning on one or any burner, there is no clicking except I can smell gas. So I called Mr. Appliances in my area to come in and diagnose it. Without even remove the cooktop, he said he is very sure that it is the spark module and he wrote me an estimate of $470.

I thought that was too expensive so I paid him $74 for the estimate. I checked Partselect, they sell the spark module for $97 so I would like to try to fix this myself if I know how to remove the top. So do you think that prying the fiber glass up and remove them is the way to do?

I saw another post here on Fixya and the resolution was done via a burner. That does not sound like it is working for my case. Any advice or hints on how to remove the top is very appreciated.

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SOURCE: Romvoing the top of my Whirlpool Cooktop

well usually you have to remove the knobs. thentake all of the caps off of the burners. sometimes there are scres that hold the burner caps on. make sure you turn the power off. Then after you have done this the glass should come right off. If not there may be screws under the cooktop. Do these first steps and let me know how it goes.

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