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Top burners often wont light if oven is already lit

Top burners wont light if oven is lit first.Igniters click , smell gas , no flame. Sometimes will light if you turn to lowest heat setting. Burners light normally with oven off . Oven is more frequently not coming up to temperature , say 200-250 degrees when set to 400. Sometimes , rarely , the burner will seem to blow itself out if you put it on a higher setting. The only repair was a new oven igniter @ 4 years ago.

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Hello and welcome,
If your range has electronic igniters, then you seem to have one or more bad igniters on top of the range if you have a pilot range then you have a gas restriction or clogged orifice tube.
Even if they make the click noise while trying to light they may not get hot enough to draw the gas on a constant speed!

This will need to be diagnosed hands on at your location.
But this is the fault!

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Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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