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Both extra low burners don't light

On both burners, the starter spark that each burner on the cooktop has to spark the flame, does not spark

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Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote to help people troubleshoot problems with their cooktops not igniting.

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r5649407-cooktop_range_stove_spark_ignition_not

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Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


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