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We’re replacing an electric Jenn-air cooktop with a gas cooktop. I see several used ones on fb marketplace but worry about the safety of a used gas cooktop. Am I being paranoid or are there key things to look for when dealing with a used gas-based appliance?

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I would be more worried about the igniter or if electronic how often it fails.

I have been asked several times if I could repair them and the high voltage circuits are usually potted and not repairable.

With potted electronics you are stuck purchasing expensive replacement parts. And that may be the reason to sell (or a remodel).

I am not aware of any real safety concerns and any alerts could be online using the brand and model.

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  • Wow this is great information! Thanks so much! – Tonkadog Apr 4 at 10:52

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