Gas Stove Burners Don't Fully Light

Old 08-19-02, 09:08 AM
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Unhappy Gas Stove Burners Don't Fully Light

I have a gas stove in my newly purchased home and the burners do not fully light. However, when I lifted the lid on the top of the stove they all lit fine. Does anyone know what is the problem and how to repair.
Old 08-19-02, 11:04 AM
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Hello Lauranda and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

If the burners do not lite with the top lid down, be sure there isn't and foil around the rim of the top cover. If so, remove it.

If the sparkers are funtioning and the burners won't lite, chances are the burner holes and or ignition ports on the sides of the burner heads may be clogged up with debris.

If this is the case, the flames will not lite up or burn completely around the entire circumference of the burner head. The holes which do not have flames are clogged up and need cleaning.

On stove top burners that have sparkers not visable at the burner head, have ignition ports. Ignition ports are tiny holes up one side of the burner head. If these holes are restricted, they must be cleared out.

Cleaning can be accomplished using one of three methods. Most commonly, a large sewing straight pin needle can be used. Do Not enlarge the ignition holes. Doing so will have adverse burner lighting effects.

In cases of extremely dirty burner heads, soaking the burners in very hot water with plenty of dissolved automatic dishwasher detergent for several hours, rinsing and drying or a combination of both methods for heavily soiled burners.

Read the manufacturers online web site for product information, problem possibilities, causes and solving methods, part locations, disassembly, reassembly methods, repair proceedures and instructions, fuel type conversions, pictorials and schematics, which may be available online.

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