Xl44 Gas Range Won't Lite Automatically


Old 12-09-05, 09:28 AM
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Xl44 Gas Range Won't Lite Automatically

When I turn the burner dial to lite I get a clicking sound, same for all 4 burners, I get a smell of gas but it does not lite. I can lite the burners with a match. any information would be helpful
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Old 12-09-05, 02:42 PM
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Yes, you can light the burners with a match but that's not explaining why they won't light on their own.

Do you see spark coming from the igniters?
Are the burners and burner caps properly seated?
Are the burner holes around the igniters free of debris?
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Arrow Restricted Ignition Ports

Hello badrepp. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Top burners that do not lite from a pilot flame or from a sparker ignition, the most common cause can be restricted burner ports around the circumference of the burner head and or restricted burner ignition ports. Often times boil-overs and debris plug up the 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 sewing pin needle. 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.

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