One of my burners on my gas cooktop fails to ignite. It makes the usual clicking sound and I can smell gas coming out but nothing happens. If I use a match it goes on. I have tried cleaning it....but it didn't seem to be dirty in the first place...to no avail. I don't think it is wet either because I left it over night so it should have been dry. But it still does not ignite
I have this cooktop and it is hands-down the worst. That clicking sound is the spark missing the mark because of a crack or chip in the ceramic igniter. Damage is caused by the ceramic heating too quickly. Especially when the house is cooler in winter, or in air conditioning. I had a Jenn Air repair guy in to replace them before the warranty ran out and he said this happens with every single one of these models with the ceramic igniter. Also, one of the knobs on the front by the medium burner got so hot it melted. He gave us a new one. He had a whole box of them in his truck! He told us the design was inferior and that Jenn Air uses a different igniter for higher end models because of this problem, but won't re-engineer the lower end units because it's cost prohibitive. Even with the repairs they cover for the first year, they recoup in charging for service the second year, than profit on the repair and/or replacement charges for the parts every year after that. All the parts sold are OEM--no after markets, so, at roughly $27 a pop for each igniter, they make out pretty good. Oh, and the burner knob is melted again. What a bunch of scamsters. I will never give them my money again and am shopping for a new cooktop. I left a good review at bizrate for this cooktop.
Is the burner that won't ignite the left front?
It could possibly be that the ignition battery has gone flat. (Am assuming it runs on batt rather than main switch, as mine does)
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