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Ge spectra gas stove top not lighting

I have a GE Profile Spetra Gas oven/range that I inherited when I bought my house. I believe the stove was bought sometime in 2000. I can get the model if needed. When I tried to light the stove top the igniters click but the gas wouldn't flow right away. Initially it probably took 2-3 minutes to light. Then the problem started getting worse over time and now it probably takes 20 minutes to a half hour before the gas flows. Any ideas what would cause this? It's a natural gas stove and all the other natural gas appliances (fireplace, dryer) seem to work fine.

have 5 year old GE Profile on natural gas. When you turn on left knobs the right igniters click and the stove does not light. When you turn on the right knobs the right burners ignite properly. The left burners will light with a match!

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  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2007

    My right front and left rear burners lite, no problem. The right rear lites occasionally and the left front only fires the igniter system, it click but does not lite. I am getting plenty of gas just no spark where It needs to be.

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Have a jenn air gas stove top and the burners work sometimes.. i can

    hear the ignitor but they only come on occasionally..

  • Anonymous Jul 09, 2008

    Left front burner will not automatically light. The ignition clicks, gas comes out, but will not ignite. Problem just started today.

  • lilmomma5 Sep 03, 2008

    when I turn the right nobs the left one clicks, same with the left. I also am getting no flame. I tried manually lighting them, but no luck, seems like no gas is flowing through the line, but my oven is working fine. Can anyone give me any help

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    I have a viking VGIS4806GDSS stove that two of the gas burner igniters are not working. On this model when you turn on any of the gas burners they all should spark but now the two on the left side do not. The griddle and the two ovens seem to be working properly. Can you help me find the problem and describe how to change the defective part?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    stove was not in use, and when i came in house igniters were clicking away, everything was off. the gfi for outlets finally kicked off. Not until i unplugged stove did gfi come back on

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    We have just bought a jayco van which is fitted with a 3 gas burner cooktop and a small grill type do I light it is there any secret in lighting thr top burners



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No gas flow sounds like a bad gas regulato on the stove. as for the 5 year old ge profile with ignitors not working, you need a part called a spark modual

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