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Two of my burners stopped lighting automatically, I have to use a match. I suspect our housecleaner may have scrubbed too hard and messed something up. What can I do and what should I do to avoid happening again?

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It may be that your house cleaner got the igniters wet so give it a couple of days to dry thoroughly then you may have to get new igniter tips if the housekeeper did scrub too hard. If it turns out the igniters are the problem there is one on each burner point them out to your house keeper and tell her not to touch them at all. If it turns out not to be the igniters check the wiring and the spark module. Good Luck.

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