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Offline Patricio

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Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« on: October 10, 2013, 05:45:28 AM »
How are ways to remove the deteriorated screws in stovetop burners so one can remove them to clean, replace igniters, raise cooktop, etc.    Thought I saw a posting on this but can't find any mention other than drilling out & replacing with rivets.
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Offline Larry the applia

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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 06:21:53 PM »
I break them off then there is enough give in head to turn install new small self tapping screws

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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 07:08:48 PM »
Here's a good thread for some of those nasty ones:
 
http://appliancejunk.com/forums/index.php?topic=11680.msg61295#msg61295
 
I have been able to use rust buster, grab them with a pliers, break them off, drill them out...they are a pain just try the easy tricks first and have some screw's on hand if they don't back out.

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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 09:56:14 AM »
Thank you.    Stubborn screws were fused to the burner assembly. Drilled head of,f then drill bit would not drill thru screw shank, rather to side of burner. Same with sparker.   All the burner tops are like this.   Fortunately, the one needing repair was a front burner & I was able to lift stove top enough to get the burner out to work on igniter screw.    I am going to mount a small vise in my truck, for future, that would help facilitate repair modification.  Repair to longer than I expected.   Another reason for using Blue Book pricing on all jobs.   I will make up for time an easy lid switch job.   O0
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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 04:54:11 PM »
I drill out the rusty screws and use pop rivets to re attach burners. Pop rivets work perfect and are easy to remove next time.
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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 05:19:45 AM »
That's a new one to me JW.  Pop rivets!!!
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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2013, 11:56:29 AM »
The customer does not complain about the aesthetics of the rivet?
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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2013, 04:36:21 PM »
When would they see them? Most customers I have don't even know the caps on the burners come off.

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Re: Stubborn cooktop burner screws
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2013, 04:34:00 PM »
When would they see them? Most customers I have don't even know the caps on the burners come off.

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