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Miele KM 342 - I have burner - will ignite when knob pushed in but once release knob flame goes out

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Hi dear.According to you're explanation,there is flame failure safety device in each hob.Please check the hob,there is one ignition plug & one prob next to each other.Please clean them up with hard brush to get rid of the cleaning chemicals(Like: CIF)residue.It's a sensitive prob becareful when you do this.Please make sure it sees the flame.As long as it feels the heat it'll let hob to run.If that's not work,you may need to change it.Please do this if you know what you're doing,other wise call service department.I hope that helps.Thanks.

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