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Offline hatrabbit

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Kenmore cooktop w/ 'dual ring' burner
« on: December 15, 2014, 09:01:25 PM »
Hello... I have a fairly new Kenmore Elite gas cooktop, I think the model number is 32353.  It has 5 burners, with the middle one called the 'dual ring' - there's a center burner by itself for low simmering surrounded by an outer burner ring.  The center burner has stopped getting gas flow.  I turned the adjustment screw out a couple of turns with no change. 
Here's my question - how can I remove the fixed burner head?  There are 2 hex head screws inside the head but are very small and very tight... before I put force to them I want to make sure those are what I need to remove.
Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Re: Kenmore cooktop w/ 'dual ring' burner
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2014, 05:56:55 AM »
was something spilled on the burner recently?

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Re: Kenmore cooktop w/ 'dual ring' burner
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2014, 07:52:57 AM »
It's possible but nothing is visible.  The center burner is small, like an inch in diameter, and has 2 slots for the gas to flow through... I manually cleaned those and they didn't appear fouled at all.  That's why I'm looking to disassemble the burner next. 

I got the complete model number, it's 790.32353000.

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Re: Kenmore cooktop w/ 'dual ring' burner
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2014, 04:35:08 PM »
Is there spark?
If so then most likely what happened is something spilled on it and caused the pilot hole to clog over.
Remove the top plate on the burner. Under that you will see 2, 1/8" screws remove those. The burner will lift off. Once off take note of where the ignitor position is and look for a tiny hole. Size of a paper clip width. Usually that get clogged. Take a paper clip and run it through the pilot hole, then use a copper brush and clean off burner itself. Put it back together and test it.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2014, 04:39:29 PM by keithvibe »

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Re: Kenmore cooktop w/ 'dual ring' burner
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2014, 09:35:02 PM »
Thanks for that info, just what I needed.  Pulled off the burner and the orifice was clogged with some kind of cleaning product. 

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Re: Kenmore cooktop w/ 'dual ring' burner
« Reply #5 on: Today at 05:13:28 AM »
thanks for the update  :thanks:

 

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