This is more of a general inquiry, but I wanted to make sure to post with a model # for reference. I had to change a bake ignitor on one of these ranges today and had a hell of a time getting the old screws out. I run into this on other models as well. It seems that the GE XL44 ranges with a round ignitor and machine screws are generally easy to remove, as are the Frigidaire models with the rectangular ignitor and machine screws. But this one, among many others, are almost always cross-threading when I go to remove them. I figure it's from expansion/contraction. Anyway, can anyone share with me the tricks or tools that make these easier to remove? I managed to get the screws out of the one I was working on today, but not without spending a solid 10+ minutes working the screws with my big wire cutters.
I look forward to seeing what my fellow Appliantologists do in these situations! I usually fight and cuss until they're out, but there has to be a better way!
Edited by frunch, 15 July 2014 - 06:15 PM.