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My model CG206B cooktop right side burners do not light. I can hear the clicking noise. Gas is coming through b/c I can smell it, and we can light the burners with a match. When I switch these burners to the left side (which I know not to do, but I tried it to see if it would work) they still don't work, but the left side burners do work on the right side. This leads me to think the problem is the burners, not the spark thing or igniter or whatever it's called. What do you think? Can you estimate repair cost? Is this something I can order parts for and fix myself?

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I would advise to remove the top panel and, using a needle, clean all holes in the burner.

The part number for the ignition switch is AP3970762

you can also find the diagram int he below mentioned website:
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?diagram_id=859957&&model_id=24091#d859957

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Thanks for using FixYa. If you have already tried to clean the burner’s holes with a pin or a straight paper clip then check the ignition switches which are located beneath the surface knobs as they might have broken. If you think that’s not the issue then you can buy new parts from this link. Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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