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Burner doesn't lite up

The burner does not lite. Just keep making clicking noise. I tried putting a lighter by the burner but it won't lite up. Any ideas?

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  • wai_muI May 09, 2009

    Thanks for your help clarkco. Unfortunately, it seems to be all of the burners. Not sure if this helps but the oven takes extremely long to heat up. Yes the stove uses manual controls to adjust the burners. Please note that this is an Electrolux Free Gast Range Model EW30GF65GS



    Thanks again

  • wai_muI May 09, 2009

    I will have to pull the unit out and check to see what is behind it. I know that the unit is plugged into the outlet. I live on the top floor of an apartment building in the city therefore the supply is natural gas. If so I might have to contact our building management company

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I must assume that the unit uses manual controls for the burners.....if the orifice feeding the burner is plugged (some sort of spill) the gas will not reach the burner for it to light. If it is just one burner, I would investigate a plugged orifice feeding that burner.....if it is all the top burners, there may be a supply problem. let me know what you find.

clarkco

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  • clarkco2002 May 09, 2009

    at the point where the gas line enters the unit.....if there is a regulator, I would suspect that part. if there is no regulator where the gas line enters, the problem is before the gas reaches the stove.....if you use propane, the problem could be a water heater using the supplied pressure or, the regulator at the tank cannot provide sufficient gas flow....if you are in the city and use natural gas....if the supply of gas is not sufficient, you need to contact your suppler.

    let me know.

    clarkco


  • clarkco2002 May 09, 2009

    if you contact the gas supplier, they may be able to check the pressure/flow at the unit free of charge. if they will make the tests, ensure that they are testing at the time you experienced the problem,not a couple hours before or after when you have noticed the problem.

    clarkco


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