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Re: Starter knob difficult to turn
Best thing to try is a bit of WD40 or similar penetrating oil first, and work the knob a little. Usually this would solve the problem. If not, please ask again and we can try to source spares.
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Turn your gas valve on, but leave your unit unplugged for a few days. You can light your burners in the meantime with a lighter so you can cook. Usually this problem is caused by moisture getting into one of your ignitor switches which are under your burner knobs. Most of the time the switch dries out and you can plug your unit back in after a few days. If it still keeps firing then you will have to replace one or more of your ignitor switches. Usually a very difficult job as most gas cooktops are now sealed burner units which means the top of your cooktop is bolted down to the burners with several screws or nuts that heat up with usage and become almost impossible to remove, without having to drill out the screws, or chiseling off the nuts. Be careful of boilovers or cleaning around the knobs with too much water to prevent this from happening again. Also get a surge protector at least 2000 joules or higher to prevent damage to you spark module. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
I can try and help. Get a working flash light. If you know where the gas valve is, good I will take you from there. On the gas valve you will find a 1/4" diameter aluminum tube and a 1/16" diameter copper wire both screwed into the valve. Follow the larger of the two tubes toward the heat chamber. The tube will enter inside the chamber and you may have to unscrew a cover to get to the pilot. The tube goes to the pilot assembly. If you have button that snaps when you push it in, that is the pilot starter. Look thru a small viewing port and snap the button. You should see a blue spark. This is where your pilot assembly is.If there is no spark, your sparker is broke. You will have to use a ling match or gas grill starter to light the pilot. OK so if you have good spark, turn the gas valve knob to Off. Now turn it to Pilot and depress the knob into the gas valve. It should go in about 1/2". As you hold the knob in, snap the sparker button a few times and continue to hold the knob in. Look in the little window for a flame. Continue to hold in the knob for about 30 seconds after the flame lights. Now let the knob out and check that the flame is still lit. If it is, turn the knob to the On position. You should be OK from there. If you had to use a match, prior to putting the knob to the on position, replace any screws or plates you had to remove to get to the pilot. Good luck!
Sounds like one of the control knobs got stuck or shorted in the start cycle. Can you get access to the inside where you can see each of the control knobs? Look for wiring and unplug one at a time. This may help you figure which one is shorted.