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Stove top pilot light

I have a GE XL44 and the stove top burners will not light automaticly. I have to put a external flame to the gas when turned on. It looks like there is some sort of ceramic heat module that the burner sits on that should maintain enough heat to generate the gas to ignite when knob is turned. How does the pilot stay lit if not through this ceramic knob?When stove is not used for a few hours the top burners don't want to light. Takes 5-10 minutes to get one to light. You can hear pilot clicking & see spark but won't light. Won't light with external flame either. After you finally get one to light they all work fine.

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There is a fuel rail that holds small amount of gas, the rail is connected to thermal coupler which then is attached to the gas line. If you are getting gas than the coupler is probably bad. The problem then would between the gas outlet and the fuel rails, which should be the coupler.

Posted on Mar 31, 2009

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    Nate Stansfield Mar 31, 2009

    The safety valve which controls the amount of gas flow also has tendency of going on throught the years. Have seen it many times. It may be best to replace the entire component.

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    Nate Stansfield Apr 23, 2009

    What did you end up doing and how where the results? Everything should work fine after replacing the thermal couple

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There is a thermocouple that controls the igniter, that may be faulty.

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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    Ginko Mar 11, 2009

    The igniter is controlled by a sensor, that sensor is a thermocouple that regulates the valve to check if the flame is steadily on.

    If the thermocouple is bad, you get no ignition.

    Also a faulty pilot safety valve, and a defective control can give you same kind of problems on ignitor.



    See also : Understanding Gas Oven Ignition Systems


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I have a GE Gas Stove XL44 the stove top buners don't light by themselves without manual lighting. When I turn on the buner knob the buner doesn't click. Also I used my self- cleaning oven for the first time and stopped it before the time was up after that is when the stove top buners wouldn't light by theirselves.

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