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Igniters not working?

Older magic chef cooktop - front left burner lights everytime, other 3 almost never light without a match

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  • robert samples May 11, 2010

    get a peice of sand paper or steel wool and sand the burner cap above the ig nighter see what that does

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Do the spark , If not may need new controllers that turn the spark on as you turn the knob or the spark module or new ignitors

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I have a kenmore stove model number 790,72403012 and 3 of the 4 burners are working. They all are getting a spark, but the front left won't fire up.


First, try to light the burner in question with a match. Just hold a match to the burner, then turn the gas on to low. If the burner doesn`t light, the problem is the gas supply to the burner. Next, lift the top cover and put the prop rod in the hole in the cover to support it. Hold a match to the left-front burner. Now, turn the control knob to "light". You should see the igniter spark and hear a snap. If this doesn`t happen, repeat this step with the left rear burner. If you hear the spark and snap.
If the igniter doesn`t work on the front left burner, but does on the rear left burner, the igniter does work. The problem is likely the control knob for the left front burner. The. Control knob includes the electrical switch the activates the igniter when you turn on that burner.

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THE STRIKER IS NOT WORKING. WHAT TO DO?



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Jan 26, 2011 | Magic Chef 31100 Gas Kitchen Range

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heatman101

Jan 05, 2011 | Magic Chef CGS3760 Gas Kitchen Range

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Electric ingnition not working


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Here is a tip that I wrote to give details about why your cooktop will notspark to light the burners..

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heatman101

Nov 26, 2010 | Magic Chef 31000 Gas Kitchen Range

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Right stove top burners won't ignite


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Your right side burners probably have small vertical lighting holes that are clogged where the pilot lights the burner. Use a sewing needle to poke each hole clean. While you're at it, poke clean the horizontal burner holes just to make sure they are not clogged either. Are there also little tunnels from the burners to each pilot flame? Make sure those are clean inside and attached properly on each end. The pilot flame should be approx 3/8" tall. Compare the working pilot flame to the non-working pilot flames and adjust as necessary. Each pilot has a small aluminum tubing running to it, the adjustment screw will be on this tube. You'll just need a small flat head screw driver to turn it counter-clockwise to increase flame. Hope this helps. Let us know if we can be of further assistance. Douglas

Jun 05, 2010 | Amana ACF3325 Gas Kitchen Range

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I have a Magic Chef Stove Model #31003SAW. I


Can you light the burners ok with a match, if so you might need a spark module Whatever you do don't raise the top. Check out this video HERE

Feb 12, 2010 | Kitchen Ranges

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Magic Chef Range in camp trailer, pilot light in the oven works however, the burner will not light when turned on. No gas flows. Propane furnace works ok and the propane bottle is full. The surface burners...


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The most common problem for gas surface burners is that they get gas but don't light. This is generally caused by dirt or grease splatters on the burner itself. Residential-grade range/stove burners are round and have small holes around their perimeter to allow gas to flow out and create a round flame. The gas coming from these holes is often ignited by a small vertical row of holes on the side of the burner. If these vertical holes are clogged or obstructed, the gas can't ignite.

The solution is to clean the burners thoroughly. Use a toothpick to clear the small vertical holes, then allow the burner to dry completely and try lighting it again. If it doesn't light immediately, repeat the procedure

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May be the ignitor, replaced mine and it fixed it. A gas company guy told me that is common in Magic Chef ranges.

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Jun 14, 2009 | Tappan MGF500PBW Gas Kitchen Range

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REAR RIGHT AND LEFT FRONTBURNER WON'T IGNITE


The most common problem for gas surface burners is that they get gas but don't light. This is generally caused by dirt or grease splatters on the burner itself. Residential-grade range/stove burners are round and have small holes around their perimeter to allow gas to flow out and create a round flame. The gas coming from these holes is often ignited by a small vertical row of holes on the side of the burner. If these vertical holes are clogged or obstructed, the gas can't ignite.

The solution is to clean the burners thoroughly. Use a toothpick to clear the small vertical holes, then allow the burner to dry completely and try lighting it again. If it doesn't light immediately, repeat the procedure

May 12, 2009 | Magic Chef CGR3742 Gas Kitchen Range

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