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Only one of the four knobs gets a spark/click (top knob, back right burner). I can light any burner from that knob. How do I fix the other knobs? What part do I need? Ron

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Hello,

If one of your burner heating elements works only, it's probably because of worn or bad contacts in the receptacle that the element plugs into. On most electric ranges, you can remove the element by lifting it up several inches and firmly pulling it away from its attachment (receptacle). Read your owner's manual to learn the correct technique for your range. If, after removing the element, you see that the ends of the element that were plugged in are pitted, corroded, burned, scarred, or rusted, replace both the element and the receptacle.

Take care.

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