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Burner doesn't ignite every time

There is one burner that sparks when you try to ignite any of the four burners. the front one is taking a long time to ignite or it doesn't ignite at all. it seems if i light the one with the spark, then try the one with the problem, then usually it ignites, but not every time.

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Clean the ignition insulators of any spilled food residue and inspect the burners for any clogged orifices. That's my general solution for this type of problem. I can't give you more specifics because I don't have a service manual for this one but that. If your documentation has specific burner cleaning instructions follow that to the letter.

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Sounds like an igniter problem. Sometimes the tips of the igniters burn and don't give out the spark to light the burners. Check for a spark from the igniter on the front burners. Also sometimes the igniters drop down a little - may just need re-positioning. Compare the front igniters with the back to see how they should spark. You may need to replace the front igniters. Hope this helps.

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