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Burner does not ignite when turned on.

Two burners do not ignite when turned on. There is no spark. The other 3 work OK. Is this an ignition module problem?

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  • dougod Apr 10, 2008

    I don't think think this is the problem. The way the unit works is alligniters fire when a burner is turned on. The one with the gas ignites. The igniters for the 2 burners do spark. They do not spark when that specific burner is chosen to ignite.

    Nothing happpens when either burner is chosen.

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No, it is most likely the contact problem emerging from dirt that catches on burner (spilled, grease, oil, milk etc.). Take burner off, scrub it and clean it. Same goes for its seat which is usually made of brass. They must have metal to metal contact with no dirt in between acting as isolator.

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You go to light the burner on your cooktop and the spark does not work.
What can the problem be? In most cases the problem will be because the
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