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Stove top difficult to light

When I try to light my Kitchenaid stove the stove top just clicks for several minutes trying to ignite. It usaually starts off with a small flame even on high and as it warms up the flame gets to where it should be. After it runs for a few minutes I can turn it on and relight it or turn on another burner with no problem.

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  • marshakurt Mar 29, 2008

    We are having the same problem and the house stinks like gas because of it. did you find a solution yet? We are going to try blowing compressed air into the injectors to see if there is any debris in it. I hope it works. Good luck.

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Your gas jets are dirty.. clean them with a toothbrush (after everything is cooled down).. you can use the selfclean to clean the iron pieces that cover the burners..

be careful with kitchen aid self cleaning.. there is a known issue with the thermal fuses blowing quite easily on most self cleaning cycles..

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