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Ignition two of my burners wont lite but there is an obvious spark both heard and seen but if i use a match theyll lite

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Common problem on most gas stoves these days. Burners all light for a few years then one or two won't ignite then eventually all. It's an easy fix. Check the model number of your stove to find its location but usually it's on the bottom of the stove under a metal cover plate or attached to the rear of the stove under a metal cover plate. You can trace the usually orange colored wires going from the burners also. You're looking for the igniter module. Just a small plastic square box with four or more wires plugged into it. Mark which wires go where before removing it. You can research ways to test it on various sites but the most recommended is quite dangerous. It's a $40.00 part in the local parts place or cheaper on ebay. I was so happy to finally get off the matches again. This is more then likely your problem. Good luck.

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when you have the burner head on the stove look at where the igniter (sparker) is, in line with that should be a hole in the burner head, make sure that is clear. also make sure the burner heads and caps are lined up properly with the igniters.

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Range: Gas burner won't spark or ignite A surface burner igniter switch and a spark module activate the spark electrode when a burner is turned to the "Lite" position on a gas range's cooktop. If the surface burner switch, spark module or wiring in that circuit fails, the spark electrode won't work, and as a result the gas burner won't light. If those components work but the electrode won't spark, the problem could be that the spark electrode is coated with spilled food of is bent or broken. In addition, the electrode won't spark or ignite the burner properly if the ceramic insulation sleeve below the tip of the electrode is cracked or broken. If the gas burner isn't lighting, these repairs may help.
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Replace the spark igniter electrode

1396454293470.jpg The spark igniter electrode-also called the surface burner igniter-is an insulated electrode that provides an ignition spark to light a surface gas burner. It sparks and makes a ticking sound when the burner switch is turned to the Lite position. Replace the spark ignition electrode if it fails to spark or if the ceramic insulation sleeve is cracked or chipped. How to Replace a Spark Igniter Electrode in a Gas Range Find This Part

Replace the surface spark module

1377098014986.jpg The surface spark module is in the ignition circuit for the gas surface burners. When a surface burner control knob is turned to the "Lite" position, it provides voltage to the spark electrodes on the gas surface burners. If the surface spark module fails to provide the electrodes with voltage, then it should be replaced. Find This Part

Replace the spark igniter switch

1396454315355.jpg The igniter switch is an electrical switch on the stem of the gas surface burner control valve. This switch completes a circuit to the surface burner spark module, causing the burner igniters to spark when the burner switch is turned to the Lite position. Replace the burner igniter switch if the burners don't spark when you turn the burner control knob to the Lite position or if igniters spark constantly even when the burner knobs are in the Off position.

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Hello bdrillbit - Is the electronic igniter aligned properly? Ensure that tip of spark igniter is aligned with metal point or "nib" located on underside of burner cap after the burner mounting screws have been tightened. (Not all burners having mounting screws). When the burner control knob is set to the "LITE" position do the igniters spark? Can gas be heard or smelled coming from the burners when the control number is turned on? However, if you smell gas, I highly recommend turning the unit and the gas off if you can reach it and contact your gas provider. The range itself does not have a switch or regulator to relight it. Keep in mind that it may be experiencing an issue with the spark module, electrodes, wiring or EOC.

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That clicking is the igniter trying to spark. Turn on the burner and attempt to light it with a match. If you know gas is comming out, you will most likely have to replace igniter.

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what's the model number?if you smell gas and it doesn't lite you could have a bad spark module,when you turn the knob to lite does it click,check to see if any spark is coming to ignite the gas

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ONCE BURNERS HAVE LITE TURN THE BURNER KNOB BACK THE OPPOSITE WAY A LITTLE BIT AND SEE IF THR IGNITER QUITS SPARKING, HOPE THIS HELPS.

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If your top burners are not lighting or will not work, it is possible that the burners have become dirty or wet. Please follow the troubleshooting directions below before calling service:
  1. Turn you burner to the Lite position:

    If you hear clicking or sparking, go to Step 2.

    If you do not, check your circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker is ok, we recommend that you schedule service by calling 1-800-432-2737 or schedule service online.

  2. Clean the burner and electrode:

    First remove the burner grate, cap, and head. Use a needle or paper clip to poke through the holes on the burner head. Re-assemble and try the burner.

    Remove the burner grate, cap, and head. Even if it looks clean, wipe the tip of the electrode with a clean, dry paper towel and PRESS IT DOWN. Re-assemble and try the burner, again.

    Check to see if the burner works, If not, then go to Step 3.

  3. Re-assemble - Make sure that each burner top matches its burner bottom. The burner top will lay flat if put on correctly.

    Check to see if the burner works, If not, then go to Step 4.

  4. The spark igniter is operating properly, but the burner is still not lighting. At this point, we would recommend that you schedule service by calling 1-800-432-2737 or schedule service online.

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All of a sudden all four of my stove top burners do not lite electronically. I do not hear the clicking made by the electronic ignition. the gas comes on and can lite with a match. What happened?


either your spark module is out or you have a short at a burner switch.Go first and check the spark module for voltage out to the burners. Please Rate This !

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