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Extra low burner that won't ignite

From your explanation of my non-igniting cook-top burner it may very well be the potentior. Would that explain why there is no evidence/smell of gas when it is turned on? What is the potentior and where is it to fix/unclog, or change it? Thanks...

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  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    ignighter on low burner was clicking constantly and eventually both low burners went out. We now get no ignition nor any gas in those to burners. What to do?

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Solution is a lot simpler. Please click on this link http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/20666-no-gas-xlo-burners.html#post62329

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  • xlogas Mar 26, 2009

    Solution is a lot simpler. Please click on this link





  • xlogas Mar 27, 2009

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Lowly what the potentior does is turn on the burner control system. When you turn on a normal burner you are opening a gas valve and closing a switch to generate a spark. Thus gas flow to the burner and spark. On the extra low simmer burner there is a electric solenoid between the burner head and the gas valve. this has to open as well for gas to flow. What the potentior does is signal the simmer control what level of flame you are requesting and telling the spark module to generate a spark. Once you go to the exlow setting the potentior tells the simmer control what level of heat and will cycle the flame on and off. So when the burner knob was between low and extra low, the flame would cycle on and off. You have to seperate the top section of the cooktop from the burner box to change the potentior for it sits on top of the gas valve for that burner.

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