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Re: gas will not light
Yes quite simple if its easy to access the ignitor and housing area,on an electric either remove 2 wires depending on how connected and repl ingnitor and housing covers,all units are different but most have 120volt ignitors
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when you open gas , do you smell it? if not maybe venturi is blocked. can you light the burner with a lighter, if so gas is not problem. i think you have to do some troubleshooting first to eliminate the cause. if igniter works its a gas problem, if gas is coming in, its the igniter
Gas fireplaces have a button that needs to be pressed to allow the pilot to ignite. One you have ignition, the thermostat adjustment should fire up the burner. Remember, prior to the steps mentioned, your Gas Service should be ON. Gas available and the ON/OFF knob at the source (gas line) turned to ON. You may need a lighter, like that used for a candle to fire up the PILOT.
The capacitor in that unit is for starting the motor that drives the blower fan. It has no impact on the ignition of the gas burner. On the control board, there is a light that should be flashing, can you tell us how many times it is flashing?
Depending on the specific unit you have the hot surface igniter (glow stick) may be only for lighting the pilot, which then ignite the main burners. The flame has to be proved before the gas valve opens for the main burners. This is done by the flame rod, which could be faulty in your case. The proximity of the igniter could also prevent ignition. Check that the flame rod is clean and secure. Note. be very careful when servicing gas appliances, and never ever use lighters, matches or any other flame source to light them except for the ignition system supplied by the appliance. These appliances are designed and built with safety devices to prevent ignition when it senses a fault or malfunction. This is all for safety. Do not bypass safety devices, it can kill. Call a qualified tech.
Most gas ranges with electronic ignition aren't equipped to have a straight pilot ignition.
I'm don't even think they make conversion kit because of the routing of the gas tubing for the pilot source.
Usually you have to turn the gas knob way over to get the "click-click-click" of the igniter.
Its just as easy to turn on the gas and light with a match...or a long butane lighter.
Even a "striker" used in welding will provide a source of ignition.
A last ditch effort would be to get a replacement gas grill igniter...all ya gotta do is place the bottom of igniter on metal surface and press red button. (kinda works like a spark plug) and no A/C needed.
It sounds like a delayed ignition- and YES!-- that could be dangerous if something flammable was nearby, and no one was around to make sure the fire did not start something int he room on fire!
Trouble shooting delayed ignition:
Does this heater use a glowing ignitor to ight?
Or a standing pilot?
Or a spark?
I suspect that whatever is supposed to light the gas burner, is not in the path of the first gas release, (when the gas valve Opens) and so it takes a bit for the gas to build up, and finally get around to the source of ignition-- and then WHOOSH!!-- all that extra gas ignites!
Can you see the ignitor as it goes thru its first firing cycle-- what do you notice about the ignitor?
Something to consider:
What prevents it from filing the room with gas, before it ignites!
Sounds mighty dangerous to me!
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Most modern appliances that use gas as an ignition source do not have a pilot light. The gas and ignition is controlled by a burner assembly with a gas safety valve. In theory, the way the burner ignites is:
1. You push the start button, the drum begins to turn and the igniter on the burner assembly begins to glow.
2. The igniter must reach a predetermined current potential in order for the gas safety valve to open. Once this current potential is reached, the gas safety valve opens.
3. Gas begins to flow into the burner manifold, and you have ignition.
NOTE: It can take 30-90 seconds for the burner to ignite. As an igniter ages, it may take longer.
The reason burner assemblies are designed this way (especially in dryers) is to prevent free flowing gas from filling up the appliance cabinet without ignition. If such a condition existed, the could be a potential explosion hazard.
If you are experiencing problems with ignition, the first thing to check is your igniter. The do wear out with age and are fairly simple to replace.
NOTE: A glowing igniter does not necessarily mean it is good. If it is weak from age, it may never reach the required current level to open the gas safety valve.
If you have questions, or require additional assistance, please post back with your complete model number (located on a nameplate around the door opening on most dryers) so I may be able to provide you with better service. I hope this helps you.
I have used those long-necked lighters as a temporary thing. You can buy replacement igniter kits at Lowe's/HomeDepot/similar, and they are easy to use. I hate to admit it, but I have taken the igniter out of the side burner that is attached to the grill and used it, until I bought a replaement. Match starting is a less than favorable option, as you are putting your hands and face in a bad place, but if you just have to do it, remove the grill grate over the burner that you intend to light. Get your fire source to the burner, and turn the gas on low. If the burner doesn't light pretty quickly, remove the fire source,shut off tha gas and wait several minutes with the lid still up for the gas to dissipate. You don't want to be trying to light the grill and have it flash on you. Most grills have an opening at the rear if the grill for manual lighting. Even so, the long lighters are waaaaaay better than the old kitchen match. I'm sure that you know, but always have the lid open when lighting the grill. (I just had to say it!)
Hope that this helps...really!
Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rete this solution! Thanx!
Yes, Its a common problem as the lighters get wor out after a long term of use.
There are two solutions for this problem of yours :
1] Get the lighters changed or see whether the cable or rod has broken or slipped.
2] Or instead Start using an external individual electric gas stove lighter and light whichever hob you would like to ignite with that electrinic lighter manually.
If I'm not mistaken, these dacor cooktops have an automatic re-ignition (meaning if the flame goes out, it will just relight it without you having to do it) If none of your burners will light, you probably have a bad spark ignition module. These are somewhat hard to change, as you have to take all the burners off and disconnect the spark wires and take the whole top of the cooktop off to get to the inner workings. Also, to get these burner bases off it takes a special tool by dacor, AND you usually have to replace all the burner seals once you take them apart.Your other, simpler option is to unplug the cooktop and plug a lamp or something in to the outlet the cooktop is using, just to make sure you have power. Just cause the breaker doesn't look like it's tripped, doesn't mean it isn't bad and the outlet is dead. Hope this helps!