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Burners require match to light

Three of the four burners on the stove top won't light by themselves anymore but require a match to start them. Do you have any ideas for how to get them working again?

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The igniter switches wear out and you need to replace them. If you are mechanical they are available online from various suppliers and can do it yourself.

Posted on Mar 20, 2014

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SOURCE: KENMORE GAS STOVE OVEN LOWER BURNER WON'T WORK

First look to see if the ignitor is coming on. Most common problem is the ignitor is weak or just bad. When the power is applied to the ignitor it glows and builds up resistance to open the gas valve then it lights. If the ignitor is weak or bad it will not build up enough resistance for gas to come into the burner. One sign of this would be a "woosh" sound when it trys to light. If the ignitor is coming on but not lighting it is most likely the ignitor is bad. Should have a full glow. Also, if the ignitor looks whiteish in color this is a sign of it going bad. You can compare to the broil ignitor to be sure. If the ignitor doesn't come on at all will need to see if you have power to the ignitor. Let me know what you find and let's solve it before you rate the solution.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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SOURCE: Kenmore electric stove, sparks when one of the four top burners lit-on

the wires for the element must be touching the cabinet causing a short. Pull the oven out and remove the back panel and move the terminals so they arent touching anything

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SOURCE: Tappan gas stove,oven not lighting

i am unable to use my oven on my tappan gas range. every other part of the range works wonderfully. the oven just will not light

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SOURCE: KENMORE GAS STOVE OVEN LOWER BURNER WON'T WORK

Most likely a hot-surface ignitor has failed. If it doesn't consume enough current, the gas valve won't open. It's usually a fairly easy fix, once you gain access to the ignitor and have a new one to replace it with. Make sure you unplug the range...

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: My GE Xl44 gas burners will not ignite

If there is no spark at all then the circut is not being completed. The main problem that I had was that there was no ignition even though there WAS a spark and gas. I cleaned out the small pin hole sized inlet on the gas valve with a needle. This allowed the gas to enter the feeder and distribute the gas towards the ignition spark properly.

Also it is very important that the range be level. If there is a pitch to the range the gas may be exiting the distribution cap improperly resulting in improper distribution!

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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