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My Amana ceramic cooktop has one burner that is not working. I can't get the top off to look at the burners. How do you repair one burner on a ceramic cooktop?

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Check your warranty first. Some burners on smooth tops had long warrantys. If not first turn the power off to the unit at the breaker. If this is a in counter cooktop it has to come out of the counter and take all the screws out that hold down the top. Best to unwire from house and move whole unit to big surface to work on.

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