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One of the burners does not light but it does have a spark at ignitor but it is not directed to burner port

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Be certain the openings in the burner are free of debris. Boilovers can leave debris in the openings that will harden. Once this happens you cannot get the right mix of oxygen and gas for a flame to ignite. With the burner OFF, you can clean the openings gently with a toothpick to loosen the cooked on "gook." Then when you turn on the burner, the flame should burn off the residue and your range will be "cooking on all four burners!"

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