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Dacor Gas Cooktop- spiderweb blocking gas flow

The flame is a slow burning, wavering flame. A friend mentioned it was likely to be a spider web blocking the gas flow. I'm a little nervous about sticking something down the tube. Also I don't know how far down it could be.

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SOURCE: Dacor cooktop ignition problem

TAKE THE BURNER CAPS OFF AND CLEAN THEM REALLY WELL AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY R PUT BACK ON PROPERLY THRER ARE GENERALLY A NOTCH THAT HAS TO BE LINED UP JUST RIGHT FOR THE CAPS TO FULLY SEED TO PROMOTE PROPER LITING

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Check this link for the steps:
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SOURCE: Can't remove Dacor gas cooktop knobs-afraid too pull harder

The Dacor knobs have a history of breaking easily. For that reason I recommend that you clean them in place using cotton swabs, tooth brush, etc. WHatever cleaning agent you use, put it on and let it sit for 5 minutes to loosen up any grime.

They do pull off but they often break and they are pricey to replace.

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SOURCE: Whirlpool Cooktop igniters keep firing, even after igniting

when you cleaned the unit you may have gotten water in side the igniter, dry it out w/ a hair dryer. Once dry should work .

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