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Burner won't light

Our left rear burner won't light. It sparks ok but no gas seems to be getting to the burner. This is one of the burners with the extra low (itermittent) feature. The left front burner, which also has this feature, works fine. What part do you think is responsible for this?

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  • MadCam Dec 23, 2007

    We have a Thermador RDDS30 with the identical problem. The left rear burner suddenly has stopped working. No gas comes out what so ever. It also has the XLO burner mentioned in the other post.

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