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I have a downdraft model MGH-065AACWN-06, and am having trouble replacing the thermocouple. I tried removing the gas valve, but when I went to undo the burner, the burner tube started to turn, and I was concerned that it might twist and get distorted or damaged. Is there an easy way to change the thermocouple through the round port at the bottom of the unit, or am I just being too gentle in taking things apart?

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