I received an email from Fredd:
THE METAL TOP OF MY STOVE HAS BEEN GETTING SO HOT THAT WE STOPPED USING IT. SUGGESTIONS?
I answered him via email, but I wanted to share my response with you:
Check the vent in the rear burner. Make sure that the vent is in the correct position.
Fredd, let me know if that worked for you. Remember to send your appliance questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.