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Right stove top burners won't ignite

All pilots are working fine and left side burners ignite perfectly. The right side burners do not ignite without assistance from an external flame. Is there something I can do to correct this problem. The gas range is an older Magic Chef brand, no frills.

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  • rayreidblack May 10, 2014

    Could be the ceramic insulator on the igniters are damaged or they need cleaning re adjusting sometimes the wiring gets brittle and shorts out

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Hello,
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

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