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Gas Burner ignitor is not working

I have a model Amana Model AKGD3060E, I believe its discontinued, gas cooktop. The ignitor doesnt work, I have to turn the gas on and ignite with a lighter then turn to the burner setting, it doesnt automatically light. What could be causing this problem, and is it an easy fix or am i better off getting a new cooktop????

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  • services344 Dec 27, 2008

    Thank you so much for the quick response i'll give it a shot ! :-)

  • rssbiz Jan 15, 2009

    I have a similar problem with an Amana AKS3040 gas cooktop. This is a 4 burner cooktop. My issue is that when I turn on any of the 4 burners to ignite, only the ignitor on the front left burner and the back right burner show a spark. Normally, the front right and back left burner do not have a spark. However, if I turn the front right burner on and off enough times, it will generally create a spark and ignite the burner. Therefore, it doesn't appear that the ignitor is bad.



    Is it possible for ignitors to work intermittently?



    Thanks for the help!

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Yes it should be an easy fix.
Ignitors simply go bad from time to time.

If you have a meter you can check to see if you have voltage going to the ignitor. If you do, and it isnt trying to ignite, replace the ignitor.
If you have no meter, ignitors are usually less than 30 bucks so you will not be to much in the hole by just replacing it.

If you lift the cover to access the ignitor, it should be held in by two crews, the gas tube, and a wire to the flame sensor.

Make sure you turn off all gas and electric before disassembling.

You can find ignitors at your local appliance parts supply house.
All you need is the model and serial numbers.

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