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trying to replace the ignitors, so tried to unscrew the burners,

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but the screws holding down...
trying to replace the ignitors, so tried to unscrew the burners, but the screws holding down the burners are so baked in, that my efforts to unscrew them, broke their head off, leaving the screw body flush with the cooktop surface. Now the burner is loose and I can replace the ignitor, but I cannot screw the burners back on because the holes are filled with the broken screw neck. Please help!
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gst85 :

hi how bad would you say that the screws are damaged

Customer:

One of them is flush with surface, the other is having a very small projection above the surface, enough to get grip by a nose-plier, but the screw refuses to loosen.

gst85 :

ok do you have a drill gun

Customer:

yes, I do.

Customer:

although I cannot drill now (wife and kids asleep!)

gst85 :

lol. ok what you will need to do is go to a hardware store or home depot and buy a special drill bit tyo tap it out .that is what i do when i have this problem

Customer:

you mean like a Grabit or something?

gst85 :

yes sir,something like that

Customer:

but the screw is really stuck...you think that the Grabit will do the trick?

Customer:

I can try..

gst85 :

yes it will work

gst85 :

have faith lol

Customer:

ok..will try.

gst85 :

pressing accept pays me thank you and good luck\

Customer:

thanks.

gst85 :

sure

gst85 :

please leave feedback

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