How to Repair or Replace a Cooktop Ignitor on a GE Monogram
Monogram appliances are high-end residential products manufactured by General Electric. A wide variety of Monogram appliances are available, including refrigerators, dishwashers, outdoor grills and ranges. Many Monogram ranges are gas models, which utilize an open flame, rather than an electric heating element, to provide heat. The flame on a Monogram gas stove is ignited using an electronic ignitor, which produces a spark that lights the gas. Each burner has an ignitor, and after regular use, the ignitors may begin to fail. If the ignitor fails, you must disassemble to stovetop and replace it.
Unplug the range from the wall outlet.
Lift the burner grate covering the burner with the faulty ignitor up and off of the range. Set the grate aside.
Lift the burner cap off of the burner head and set the cap aside.
Remove the burner head from the range by lifting it straight off.
Remove the screws securing the burner base, which contains the electrode, and lift the burner base through the stovetop.
Pull the wire connector off of the bottom of the ignitor and remove the ignitor washer and spring from the underside of the ignitor.
Pull the ignitor through the top of the burner base and remove.
Insert the new ignitor through the burner base and then reinstall the spring and washer. Connect the wire connector to the terminal on the bottom of the ignitor.
Reinstall the burner base, using the screws that were removed to secure it to the stovetop.
Replace the burner head, cap and grate.
Restore power to the range to complete the repair.
Andrew Todd has been writing since 2006. He has written for the Consumer Search website and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida. Todd has a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from the University of Central Florida.
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