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Dacor cooktop ignition problem

One of the burners on my Dacor 4 burner gas cooktop no longer ignites automatically, it just continues to spark, but it will light with a match. Is this something I can fix myself, and if so, what should I do? ejgs

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  • advt-ny Aug 02, 2008

    I have same problem since unit was new. tech came once and still same problem - was intermittent. Now that ignightor does not spark at all.



    I've had the unit 5 years and know about seating parts correctly, keeping it clean etc. Tech around here is terrible. Any thoughts out there?



    Are the ignightor replacement fairly straight forward for a reasonable handy person?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    ONE burner on a gas cooktop will not light

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TAKE THE BURNER CAPS OFF AND CLEAN THEM REALLY WELL AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY R PUT BACK ON PROPERLY THRER ARE GENERALLY A NOTCH THAT HAS TO BE LINED UP JUST RIGHT FOR THE CAPS TO FULLY SEED TO PROMOTE PROPER LITING

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