One of the Burners on my range stopped working one day. The other 3 continue to work normally. The problem burner does produce a spark, but it is weaker than the others, and does not jump the gap from the top of the electrode over to the burner base.
The burner will light with a match. The spark appears fine on all other burners.
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Re: Igniter Problem on One Burner
Peace, ngafm here at your service, You may have some food that spilled into the burner and it could be causing the gas not to fully flow out of that one burner. Or you just have a bead igniter. If you have sealed burners and the cap and burner where the gas comes out, is removable by hand without tools! You may want to check the gas holes in the removable burner is clear and or clean them out if they are clogged. How old is the range? I hope that these measures will help you remedy the problem simply and easily! Bless you, ngafm
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first check to make sure all the burner tops are setting correctly on the burner base, if not it will make the flame uneven. the way the igniter works is once they feel the flames on them they will stop sparking. make sure the flames are not too low and they are touching the igniter. check them one at a time. if you have any questions message me back thanks
The most common cause of this complaint is from liquids getting into the internal igniter switches or igniter wiring for the range and shorting them out. This happens many times when someone cleans a range with liquid cleaners or a pot of water boils over. The fix to this is to unplug the range for 24 to 48 hours to allow the liquid to dry out. Sometimes you can speed this drying process up with a hair dryer. Remove the burner knobs and point the dryer into each burner knob stem to get the heat in there and dry out the switches. Once the liquid has dried then you should be able to plug the range back in and it will work like normal. If you leave it plugged in the excessive use of the ignition system can short out the coil. The second thing it can be is a defective ignition switch. Each burner knob has an ignition switch built into it. If one of those swithces gets stuck in the closed position then this can cause the ignitioin system to continously run. The fix for that is to replace the switch.
You may have spilled some liquid on one of the burner switches or one of the switches is shorting. Wait for a day or two and if the clicking doesn't stop - check all switches with an ohmmeter. The one which shows any continuity in normal (not "lite") position needs replacement.
Often times, just leaving the range unplugged for a time will solve the problem, which is most often caused by water or a cleaning agent getting into an igniter switch behind a burner knob. After the switch drys out it usually starts working again. In the mean time, you can still use the burners by lighting them manually with one of those long lighters, but you will not be able to use the oven or broiler without electricity. If the range continues to spark after being left unplugged for more than a day or two, you will have to determine which switch behind the burner knobs is causing the problem. Please don't bother rating, as anything but a Fix-Ya will lower my score. Thanks.
Its most likely the igniter. It might just be dirty, but its easy to install a new one. They are attached by two screws and a single plug. I'd suggest turning the power off to the stove before plugging in a new one.
replace the electrode that's the wire or pilot tip, it has a sensor built in, when it gets hot it stops automatically. if the electrode is between the front and rear burners, there are small holes on the burners going down on the side of the burner facing the ignition. they need to be clean. try a paper clip and insert the clip in side the holes.
If it is only happening with one burner, the switch on that valve needs to be replaced. If it does it with all the burners it is a problem with the spark module or control.
Post back if you have any questions.
It is normal for all 4 burners to spark at same time. Often burners won't light even when you can see the spark at them because the burner is dirty. Take a pin and clean out all the holes in rim of burner. Also look for small cracks in white part of igniter. If cracked it must be replaced.
I have a viking gas cooktop. The ignitor on one of my front burners wouldn't stop clicking even after the flame ignited. I swapped that ignitor with the ignitor from a back burner, expecting that the problem was with the ignitor and that the back burner would start to click incessantly, but at least I'd have my favorite front burner for use. Instead, the front burner was then only clicking 50% of the time and the back burner was fine, suggesting the problem was related to the burner not the ignitor. I pulled the front ignitor a bit away from the burner and now it is working normally. Hope this helps.