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How to Light Automatic Gas Fireplace

We've lived in our new house for three months.  The pilot light to our gas fireplace has blown out.  It has an automatic on/off switch on the wall.  The house is two years old and we don't have any manual on the fireplace. 

How do we re-light the fireplace?


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SOURCE: Gas Hob constant ignition clicking

We have an older Thermador Gas Cooktop type range. It was working fine until the cleaning crew came in, then all the burner igniters were clicking when turning on a single burner. I solved the problem by cleaning off the igniters. I first of course unplugged the power. Then I took a small wire telcom pic tool to scrape the white and brown deposits from the sides of the igniters. You could probably use something else similiar to do the scraping. I noticed a shiny surface underneath. I then went ahead and scraped and brushed clean the mating surface where the spark travels. I then vacuumed up the mess. My burners all worked great after this. Hope this helps!

Posted on Sep 13, 2007

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SOURCE: One igniter won't work right on my gas cooktop.

If you're not getting the ignitor sparking (you should hear it) when you turn the burner knob on for that burner, it could be that either the ignitor is dirty or caked with some gunk and needs to be cleaned.

The other issue could be that the ignitor is faulty and needs to be replaced. If you want to confirm a faulty ignitor before ordering a new one, you can swap it out with one of the other ignitors on the cook top. Be sure to unplug the cook top from the outlet thou, to prevent getting a shock, as those little sparkers can give you a pretty good jolt!

Just remove the grates and burners to get at the ignitor for cleaning it. To get at the ignitor, youll need to go under the cabinet or counter that the cooktop is installed on in order to remove the ignitor and swap it with one of the other ones. You'll see that these are held in place with a retaining clip you can remove with a flat bladed screwdriver, etc.

If you find that the one that isn't working is faulty, you can order one from your local appliance service store, or get one online. lists parts for almost every appliance there is, just enter in the full model number to get a parts list, etc.

Hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Testimonial: "I was able to confirm that the igniter was not dirty. It looks like I'll have to pull the oven out to access the underside of the cooktop to complete."

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SOURCE: one gas cooktop does not light, no gas smell

Hello Liz. The most common reason for the problem you are experiencing is greasey dirt in the burner. Use a small brush, some fine wire and some degreaser to clean up the burner. Then let it dry overnight and try it again. If it still won't start, you will have to replace the ignitor.

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: We have a thermador 5 burner gas range top and the

Most gas range tops no longer have pilot lights but use an electronic ignition (sparker) to light the burner. Normally when you turn the burner on you should here a snapping or sparking sound, at which point the burner should ignite. Here is a link to the user manual for 36" - 5 burner Thermador rangetop...maybe this will help:

By the way, in the short term you could always use a match to light the burner. JUST BE VERY CAREFUL THE YOU HAVE THE MATCH LIT AND OVER THE DESIRED BURNER BEFORE YOU TURN KNOB TO START THE BURNER!!!!

Posted on Jan 15, 2010

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SOURCE: Holiday Stove Pilot Light won't stay lit.

Wow this problem sounds exactly like my landlords problem only he is just now saying he is learning of the problem. You even have the age of the stove correct.

Posted on Jun 21, 2010

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SOURCE: I just spilled water onto my gas cooktop and now

Here is a tip that I wrote to give details about why your cooktop will not spark to light the burners..

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check to see if you have power to the unit, it has no pilot lite

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Wow this problem sounds exactly like my landlords problem only he is just now saying he is learning of the problem. You even have the age of the stove correct.

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