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We have a kenmore gas stove, the igniters on all the burners do not light with out using a match. The over works fine.

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Replace the spark module

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Here is a tip that I wrote to give details about why your cooktop will not spark to light the burners..

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r401858-replacing_oven_igniter_gas_range

Since your range appears to have a common gas safety valve and regulator, all burners are fed fromthe same gas source. Which means, if you have ANY burners lighting, you probably don't have a gas problem.

I hope you can determine what your problem is from the information I provided. If not, please post back and elaborate a bit more on your symptoms so that I may assist you better. I hope this helps you.

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