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How to replace thermador professional 6 burner igniter stove top

Replacing the igniter on a Thermador Professional 6-burner stove top is a relatively straightforward process. Igniters are essential components that provide the spark to ignite the burners. If your igniter is malfunctioning or not sparking correctly, it's essential to replace it for safe and efficient operation. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to replace the igniter:
Tools and Materials You Will Need:
* New Igniter: Ensure you have the correct replacement igniter for your Thermador Professional 6-burner stove top. You can usually find the model number and part number in the stove's manual or on the old igniter itself.
* Screwdriver: A Phillips-head screwdriver is typically required for most stove top igniter replacements.
* Wrench: You may need an adjustable wrench or pliers to disconnect the gas supply if your stove top is not easily accessible from underneath.
Safety Equipment: Safety glasses and gloves are recommended to protect your eyes and hands.
Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing the Igniter:
1. Safety Precautions:
* Ensure the stove is turned off and disconnected from the power source or gas supply. Safety is paramount when working on gas appliances.
* Allow the stove top to cool completely if it has been in use recently.
* Access the Burner Assembly:
* Lift or remove the grates and burner caps to access the burner assembly.
2. Locate the Igniter:
The igniter is usually located near the base of the burner assembly, close to the burner head. It's a small, cylindrical or rectangular component with wires attached.
3. Disconnect the Igniter:
Carefully disconnect the wires from the old igniter. Note their positions or take a picture for reference when connecting the new igniter.
4. Remove the Old Igniter:
Depending on the stove model, you may need to remove screws or fasteners that secure the old igniter to the burner assembly. Use a screwdriver to remove these screws.
5. Install the New Igniter:
Place the new igniter in the same position as the old one and secure it with the screws you removed earlier.
6. Reconnect Wires:
Reconnect the wires to the new igniter, ensuring they are attached securely. Match the wires to their corresponding terminals based on the reference you made earlier.
7. Reassemble the Burner Assembly:
Place the burner caps and grates back in their respective positions.
8. Gas Supply Reconnection (if necessary):
If you had to disconnect the gas supply to access the igniter, carefully reconnect it using an adjustable wrench or pliers. Make sure the connection is secure and free of leaks.
9. Test the Igniter:
Turn on the stove and test the new igniter by attempting to ignite each burner. You should hear a clicking sound and see a spark near the burner head. If the igniter is functioning correctly, the burner should light.
10. Final Check:
Double-check all connections, ensuring there are no loose wires or gas leaks.
11. Power On and Monitor:
Once you've confirmed that the new igniter is working correctly, turn off the stove, reconnect the power (if applicable), and monitor the stove for any unusual behavior during use.
If, after following these steps, the igniter still does not function correctly, or if you are uncomfortable with the replacement process, it is recommended to contact a professional technician or Thermador customer service for further assistance. Safety should always be the top priority when working with gas appliances, and a professional can ensure a safe and effective repair.
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