Gas stove /electric starter won't click to start cleaned stove
Clean the top of stove removed the the burners to clean under them when put back together it stopped clicking only lights with match oven won't start either. still can hear gas when turn on burner but no clicking and won't light
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Try cleaning the starter with rubbing alcohol and toothbrush. There might be soap or boiled over residue on the starter. If that doesn't work, try using fine 150 grit sandpaper and gentle clean the starter with it. This problems drove me nuts too. Good luck!
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You can but I wouldn't recommend it . It is relatively sealed clean, but I will tell you anyway... there are three screws each under each burner that hold the top down to the burners so if you have 5 burners there are 15 screws to take off...put them in a cup so you don;t loose them after removing the screws ..go to the front lip of the top ..take a butter knife and put between the seam near the corners ..you will feel a type of spring resistance push in to release spring pressure and pull up on the corner of left and right of the top and remove top.. You will be surprised how clean it really is.
There are two metal brackets, thin ones, like little wires, one on each side, holding the stove top up. They are held in place by clicking toward you slightly when you life the stove top, push them back toward the wall slightly to release them.
Electric gas igniters sometimes get stuck in one position causing a clicking sound. The clicking sound that you hear is the electric arc that is pulsing from the igniter conductor (wire) to ground (the gas burner). It receives power from the electrical outlet that the stove is plugged into.
Residue from food and sometimes cleaning products may be preventing the igniter from producing a spark (Arc) to the base of the burner. This is a common problem that occurs when the stove has been cleaned or food is allowed to build up. Make sure that the igniter and the burner base are clean and dry. This will help with proper operation. Oven cleaner and a small tooth brush may be used to accomplish this. Another problem with ignition may occur if you have too little (touching) or too much space between the igniter and the base of the burner; it will prevent the burner from igniting. You should only have a little more space than the thickness of a nickel between the burner base and the igniter. A good “blue” arc from the igniter to the burner base is optimal. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the electric igniter module. Good luck.
Marguerita , In addition to turning off the gas valve going to the stove, FIRST, unplug the stove from the electric outlet, so the high voltage ignitor (spark) will not be constantly operating and elminate the possibility of getting a serious jolt/shock.
Just follow Jumptrout's well described troubleshooting and repair instructions, but please uplug the range first and go one wire at a time, cleaning them and retrying them, or better yet, just clean them all; removing them one at a time, cleaning one, and putting it back in place until you've cleaned and reconnected them all.
There is not pilot light on the stove top since the burner is activated by a spark generate by high voltage to a small ceramic disk with a wire protruding from it by the burner.
You have the have AC Power to the stove and you should hear a clicking when you slightly turn on the burner. Once the burner is on fire then turn the burner control to the desired temperature. If the burner will not light after 4 seconds of clicking sounds turn the burner control off and make sure the round gas diffuser on top of the burner is correctly seated on the burner. It should lock in place and is removable for daily cleaning of the stove. Now try the burner control again in the light position for no more than four seconds to see if it lights.
Do you smell gas? Do you hear clicking when slightly turning the burner knob? If yes to both the stove is working and the top of the burner is not seated correctly. If no on either or both you may have a stove, electrical or gas problem.
No not necessarily.Sounds like you may have just unplugged the coil burners.Look at the burners and you should see underneath where they push into.Be careful theres electric there and it might bite if you put your fingers under there. Also you were talking about an electric stove rght?If not then you might have just blown out the pilot lights.Re lift the to and you'll see where the others are lit and light them in the same place..
I think you mean you have a gas range with electric ignition. When you turn a burner to light, all burners should spark. The most common problem is boil overs have happened on those two burners. Take the burner head off for sealed burner ranges and clean them out. For non sealed burners, the little holes toward the center side of the burners need to be cleaned. You don't have a model listed, so I can't be real specific.
To get access to the gas burner valves you have to:
1.UNPLUG THE POWER CORD
2. Remove all burners
3. There are 2 screws under each burner, remove all of them and lift up the top panel
4. Remove all knobs, remove screws holding the manifold panel (two on top and four on the bottom)
5. Carefully pull out the manifold panel and remove two wires from the oven light switch, put the manifold panel on side
Part number for the right front gas burner valve is WB21K12 and you can buy it here: