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Front igniters intermittent - how do I get the top off?

My SCG20200W front igniters spark very erratically. Sometimes it'll take a few seconds for them to even start. I need to check further but I can't even get the top off of the range! I see under the lid where a butter knife or something like that could be of use, but I haven't been able to trip the latch so far. 1. How do I open the top. 2. What should I be looking for to fix the sparking problem?

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  • michelle26 Jan 02, 2008

    my burners aren't igniting either, just sparking away? Help!



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The igniter are too far need to adjust /if you connot reach to take a butter knife use two step ladder.

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