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Hi my name isXXXXX will try and help you. Most Kenmore Elites are made by Whirlpool, to open those cooktops all the burners need to be removed and then there should be some screws on the side to take out and then the top comes right off, also remove the control knobs and there may or may not be some screws under those.
Hi..sorry for the delay..
That's ok I am here
not this one..there r 2 screws to take out the burner...that allows access to the orifice..besides that there are 2 other nuts that I removed, and that did nothing...
its made by Electrolux...which I guess is owned by Fridgidare
What is the model number of the unit please?
Yes that is Fridgidaire
ok..it is 790.32353000
ok brb let me look it up
From what it shows on the break down the top comes right off by removing the burners
have you tried removing all the burners?
or just one
all the burners come off for the top removal
The picture doesn't show any screws on the sides but most do have them.
well..1st of all..I have the unit secured to the counter already and the propane line is attached...
I have only removed 1 burner, but they are all the same...
Your trying to get an orifice that drown correct?
That dropped down
That is a picture of the top
yes...and it is not in sight...
The only way to get inside is to remove that top, if it's installed then you either have to lift it up out of the hole and set it down on it's bottom, or totally uninstall it and set it down on something.
You have to remove all the burners, that top is not going to budge without doing that.
Or remove it and turn it over and see if you can get the orifice by turning it over
ok..and u believe that those 2 pieces will separate after that?
the damn numbere marked on the orifices are microscopic!..and they dont match up per the directions!
Yes it will but again the pic does not show any screws on the sides, check that also typically on cooktops there will be screws on the side too.
ie..gas orifice # XXXXX top be replaced with propane orife # XXXXX
Maybe you have the wrong kit
Yes and the directions are as clear as mud I know
what happens if u leave an NG orifice in there with propane?
a very small flame
maybe not enough for ignition
the holes in the ng orifices r bigger than the propane,I noticed..I would have thought it would be the other way around
I never notice before was there something you had to do to the regulator
most have an adjustment or spring to change in the regulator
oh!..1 other thing before I try this...this new cook top has a regulating valve with it..the prior 1 dis not..my propane tank already has a regulator...will using 2 choke the propane flow?
--yes..I had to tweak the regulator per the instructions for propane conversion
The regulator that comes with it still has to be used, it shouldn't choke it.
ok..I will go try this and get back to you..will you be available for a bit?
In your old one the regulator was probably inside of iit
Yes I should be on most of the day
ok..ty..I will be back..ok?
Ok thank you
Yes I am here
How are you doing on the cooktop
well..I disconnected the gas line and removed the unit from the counter
removed all the burners..
there was 1 single screw on the back side..took that out
flipped it over..I can get a screwdriver between the 2sections, but they won't separate..and when I give more pressure, the top part,(visible) starts to bend..
the 2 sections do not want to come apart
took the knobs off too
the only other thing I see are 2 little torx screws on the front, but their purpose seems to be to hold the control elements in place
Make sure there are no other screws in it, there is a gasket between the top and box that some use a 2 sided sticky gasket, if you can get a screw driver between the 2 pieces that gasket may be what is holding them together.
...it seems just like a rubber gasket...with out any adhesive
I have had to use a utility knife on some before.
I guess its worth a try..but it seems to be held together by something stronger than that
Make sure you have all the screws out if you found one on one side there may be more.
I have never seen them bolted from the inside or through the bottom, and the pic doesn't swhow anything else holding it in place.
You may be missing a screw someplace holding it down
well..its pretty straight forward..just that one screw I told you about..and the 2 torx on the front..im afraid if I get too agressive with it I will damage th $1300 item!
It should be pretty straight forward, take the burners off and the top should come right off, pictures don't show all the screws not much more4 I can tell you.
hmm...well I guess I'll have to go at it again for a bit..
Ok let me know.