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REAR RIGHT AND LEFT FRONTBURNER WON'T IGNITE

II HAVE A MAGIC CHEF GAS RANGE MODEL # 3468 XRA-X. THERE ISN'T A SPARK IN THE ABOVE BURNERS WHEN THE RESPECTIVE KNOBS ARE TURNED ON. IN FACT, WHEN ANY KNOB IS TURNED ON, ONLY THE RIGHT FRONT AND REAR RIGHT BURNERS SHOW A SPARK.

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The most common problem for gas surface burners is that they get gas but don't light. This is generally caused by dirt or grease splatters on the burner itself. Residential-grade range/stove burners are round and have small holes around their perimeter to allow gas to flow out and create a round flame. The gas coming from these holes is often ignited by a small vertical row of holes on the side of the burner. If these vertical holes are clogged or obstructed, the gas can't ignite.

The solution is to clean the burners thoroughly. Use a toothpick to clear the small vertical holes, then allow the burner to dry completely and try lighting it again. If it doesn't light immediately, repeat the procedure

Posted on May 12, 2009

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