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GE gas stovetop burner doesn't light

I have a new GE gas stovetop and one of the back burners is no longer lighting. GE sent me a new burner head, but the problem is not fixed. I have also confirmed that the electric ignitor on the burner sparks when I turn on one of the other burners. I can't figure why it won't light as the gas passes by the electric starter. Any ideas or suggestions on how I can fix this? Is there a known defect?

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There are sparker modules on each burner behind the button, it may be that yours is failed, if you turn on other knob and you see spark at problem burner and still isn't lighting you have to make sure the black or grey tops are paced on perfectly, just give them a little nudge and you have to make sure area is perfectly clean for spark to take effect, spark will go for cleanest area on metal. so ensure area is clean and check burner top

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