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Range mgr 5745 sealed burner

Does the sealed burner twist off? Ceramic ignitor is cracked, sparks weakly, but not from the wire tip. Mine is a mgr 5745

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Yes the burner does twist off. You must turn it counter clockwise about 1/4 of a turn. These can be stuburn at times so what you might want to do is strike it sharply down with the heal of your hand first then give it a twist. this seems to help.

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