Author Topic: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal  (Read 1640 times)

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Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« on: November 29, 2012, 06:58:43 AM »
How do I remove the top of the stove to get access to the ignitor switch?

It seems obvious one of the many(?) things I have to do is "unscrew" ALL the sealed burners.  Is there a special tool needed to do this? What else needs to be done.  Don't want to bite off more than I can handle.  :)

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 06:59:51 AM »
Let me clarify a bit.  I need to replace the individual ignitor switch for 1 single burner (front right).

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 08:08:45 AM »
Yes all 4 burner heads come off 2 screws on 2 burners and 1 on the others. Top will lift off. I have a tool for burner head removal but use the cheap rubber strap wrench and it works better. As you see on TV thing,got it at Harbor Freight tools.

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2012, 08:36:26 AM »
Thanks .. are you saying there are screws ON the burner heads that need to be removed before "unscrewing" them or that there are screws UNDER the burners AFTER removing them?  I don't see any visible screws on the burner.  Does the ENTIRE burner as a complete unit get unscrewed?

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 08:15:32 PM »
Under them after the burner heads are removed. Turn head CCW about 3/4 to 1 inch and lift.

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2012, 09:15:46 PM »
Thanks again.  Picked up a rubber strap wrench at Harbor Freight for $5 and removed the heads.  Problem with that tool is that it sort of crushes the ignitor but even so it still works OK after replacing it. Can't see any way to avoid the pressure on the ignitor from the strap. 

Greatly appreciate your help as well as the availability of forums like this one.

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 09:58:14 PM »
I put the strap around the top of the burner head away from the probe.

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2012, 10:09:03 PM »
Don't see how that is possible on these burners as the igniter comes almost to the top of the burner.  The only way to do that would be to grab only the "cap" part of the burner which goes over the igniter and is maybe 1/16th of an inch.  Not much area to grab with that rubber strap. I tried but wasn't able to grab it over the igniter.







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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2012, 10:19:23 PM »
Here's another question for you (last one, I promise).  It seems the burner CAP can be removed for cleaning.  How does that come off?

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2012, 10:27:53 PM »
I angle the strap. The cap meaning the piece of metal covering just the top of the burner head? Those should just lift off. Some come with caps some don't, so you may have one that the cap is part of the burner

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Re: Maytag CRG9700BAL ignitor switch replacement & burner removal
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2012, 11:26:21 AM »
Can't figure how you angle the strap without hitting the igniter. I tried every which way and it still crushes it.  Maybe you have a very narrow strap.  The set I got at Harbor is quite wide which is probably the problem.  In fact, for $5 it came with 2 of them (big & small) but both straps were too wide to miss the igniter and the smaller one wouldn't tighten enough to remove it.

Doesn't matter as I found a few sources for the heads for $10-$13 so I'm just going to replace them since they were pretty beat up anyway which will make my wife happy.  :)

The ones on this stove don't come apart.

 

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