belling country chef gas range cooker. ignition switch has pushed into the cooker body. how do i get at it to re secure? has the entire top got to come off?
removed plate to underside of top of oven aperture, but this must be a heat reflective item as solid metal underneath. only way i can see is to remove all screws to burners on hob and lift it all off.
did the mounting ring that secures the switch come off or did the switch just push into the body of the oven
switch just pushed in when trying to ignite the gas burner
You will probably have to get a new switch. The mounting tabs are most likely broken. Yes, you will have to get into the back to rewire the switch to the replacement. Even if you could grab the switch, you would not be able to relock it into position from the front.
Unless there is a way to just remove the face plate, you would have to look closely at it to see if there are any screws holding it separate from the cooktop
but how do i get into the back
you cant, the burners have to be taken apart on the top and then the top comes up
this may not be a job for a home owner, there are parts inside that can be damaged, creating another set of problems that you don't even have now. or cause a gas leak
ok, so remove both screws to all 8 burners and hopefully top will lift off giving access to the rear of the faceplate and the switch. there are no screws to the side of the faceplate, so this must be the way.
i am very hands on, so 1-10, what is the risk factor of damage occuring when removing the top?
high if the screws break or you strip them out trying to do it. It all depends on how it is constructed. If you mess something up, it will just end up costing you more to get what right now is a relatively simple fix for an engineer. But that is your call.
thats that then. i will leave the cordless alone and get the trusty philips out.
thats about all I can answer for you, the rest is up to you on how you want to proceed
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