See below. So how did you get the screws out. I've been at this two days. Can't get bottom plate out so more room and can't get down to screws holding the gas pipe bracket. And can't of course get to the screws. I am truly cluless, however. Maybe there's some kind of offset driver or wrench or something. HELP! Otherwise it's going to cost about $183 to get it done.
Originally Posted by plink49
Other than the fact that whoever designed the location of the mounting bracket for the burner should be put in front of a tribunal, the replacement of the igniter went very smoothly. The bracket with the 2 screws with hex heads is where you can't get a socket or wrench to undo them and took me 3 times a long to remove/replace that bracket than the remainder of the job. I wound up replacing the screws with stainless steel sheet metal screws with phillips heads so they can be removed at least a little bit easier the next time.
This forum is great!