Range Ignition

Old 11-03-02, 05:48 AM
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Magic chef gas range

I have a magic chef gas range. The burners are spark igntion. I have two burners that are "high output" and two that are normal. The problem is that the high output ones have to be lite by a match the normal ones lite automatically. What do you think the problem is?
Old 11-03-02, 08:19 AM
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Several Possibilities

Hello: billham. Welcome to my Gas Appliances forum.

The spark ignition system may be too weak to ignite the burners, The clearance distance between the sparking element could be incorrect. The sparker could be dirty, the ignition ports could be clogged up or restricted as well as the burner heads.

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 large sewing straight pin needle. DO NOT enlarge the ignition holes. Doing so will have adverse burner lighting effects.

Burner heads where the flames will not burn completely around the entire circumference of the burner head, the holes which do not have flames are clogged up and need cleaning.

To clean the sparkers, use an old tooth brush or pipe cleaner. DO NOT attempt to bend any tabs if the sparkers have them. The part is very brittle and will crack the ceramic insulator and or the tip will break off.

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

Read the other questions pertaining to stove & range ignition problems within this forum. Doing so will provide additional information.

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