GE Gas range burner not lighting


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GE Gas range burner not lighting

GE JGBP35BEA1, natural gas,8 years old. Have strong spark I can see it, have gas, have checked orifice. I'm baffled and another burner is not coming on about 50% of the time. I suspect not enough gas at initial turnon. Any thoughts?
 
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Arrow Restricted Ignition Ports

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

Chances are the ignition ports are restricted with debris from a prior spill over. The ports are the tiny holes going up the side of the burner. Small amount of gas comes out of them. Used to ignite the burn. Those tiny holes have to be cleaned out.

Cleaning can be accomplished using 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 sparker's, use an old tooth brush or pipe cleaner. DO NOT attempt to bend any tabs if the sparker's have them. The part is very brittle and will crack the ceramic insulator and or the tip will break off.

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

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GE Gas range burner not lighting

Have checked holes where gas comes to igniter. All clear. On this cooktop the burners can easily be moved to another postion. The one which won't light moved to the back lights every time. I'm stumped.
 
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Hi: Redt

On the effected burner, close the air shutter slightly and retry. Usually resolves the problem if the ignition ports are cleared.
 
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GE Gas range burner not lighting

I see no air shutter to adjust. Have adjusted these on other appliances.
 
 

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