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One stovetop burner does not initiate igniter sparking.

6-burner (gas) with all components functioning normally except: ONE of the stovetop burners won't initiate igniter. Gas comes on but igniter does not spark - on just this one burner. The malfunctioning one does spark normally when any of the other five burners is turned on. Thanks!

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    Same as indicated before, have GE 4 burner w/ only one not functioning correctly. It does work when another burner is in use. ????

  • toharrov Mar 09, 2009

    To PHOTIADIS: I appreciate your helpfulness and I'll give your suggestions a try! Thanks!

    TOHARROV

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Its most likely the igniter. It might just be dirty, but its easy to install a new one. They are attached by two screws and a single plug. I'd suggest turning the power off to the stove before plugging in a new one.

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