We have just purchased a one year old Stoves gas 61gdo, secondhand. When we got it home the knobs seem stuck fast. We don't want to turn them any harder in case they break. We telephoned the seller and asked her if she knew of any problem with them but she said it worked fine when she had it. It had no contact with anything whilst in travel so I can't make it out. Any ideas.
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The old stoves.........so easy to work on and gain access to all the parts, etc. On the newer stoves, you'll have to get to where the knob goes onto the gas stem, and behind it----where the stem connects to the actual gas line inside the stove.. If you can do that, fine. Then, clean the stem, especially the nozzle. Check to see if it works before putting everything back together. If that doesn't solve it, you'll have to take the nozzle off and inspect the gas line that connects to the nozzle. Clear any gunk away, and do the same with the interior of the nozzle.........then reconnect, and test. If that doesn't solve the problem, you'll have to call a tech to come out.
This sounds like a failed burner igniter, also called a spark module. These are pretty easy to replace since the module itself is located at the back of the stove under an access panel. The price is around 40 to 60 dollars. Lately it seems that these newer stoves have weaker spark modules. I see dead modules on models less than 2 years old, where it used to be more like 5 or more years on the older ones.
A weak erratic spark from one or more electrode usually indicates a bad spark module. No spark from one of the electrodes while the others work properly usually indicates a bad electrode. Inspect the porcelain of the electrode for cracks, chips or burn marks. If there are any, the electrode should be replaced. If one of the burner knobs is turned to the light position and nothing happens, but all the others function correctly, the spark ignition switch for that one burner is likely bad. The switch can be taken out of the system and checked with an ohmmeter. It should close for continuity at the light position only.
this is actually how every gas stove is set up and yes it would be a safety issue but there is really no way to change how they work i do wish the people building them would do it with at least a timer or something but that would make the product much more expensive. same type of technology is also used on propane bbq grills btw. it is just something you get used to after a while i have had gas for the last ten years and dont even notice it now