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Oven Striker Basically my lighters don't work. I turn the gas on on any of the burners (except one, perhaps), but it won't light. Yes, I have tried making sure the knob is turned to "light", but unless I use a match or lighter the gas just keeps flowing with no fire. How can I fix the lighters?

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Re: Oven Striker

If I'm not mistaken, these dacor cooktops have an automatic re-ignition (meaning if the flame goes out, it will just relight it without you having to do it) If none of your burners will light, you probably have a bad spark ignition module. These are somewhat hard to change, as you have to take all the burners off and disconnect the spark wires and take the whole top of the cooktop off to get to the inner workings. Also, to get these burner bases off it takes a special tool by dacor, AND you usually have to replace all the burner seals once you take them apart.Your other, simpler option is to unplug the cooktop and plug a lamp or something in to the outlet the cooktop is using, just to make sure you have power. Just cause the breaker doesn't look like it's tripped, doesn't mean it isn't bad and the outlet is dead. Hope this helps!

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