Kitchenaid range element not igniting


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Old 10-20-07, 01:27 PM
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Kitchenaid range element not igniting

I have a kitchenaid gas range (mod #ykgrt607hw9) and the front left element will not ignite. Gas comes out, but no spark or sound when you turn the knob to lite. The other elements work fine. Does the igniter need to be changed? Can I do this or have to hire a professional? Also, if I can do this myself, is there some instructions on how? I went to the Kitchenaid website and couldn't find anything.
 
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Hello Snaffoo and Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic.

If there are four individual spark igniter's (4 elements, as you're refer to them) and only one igniter does not spark, regardless of which knob is turned on (all four sparker's should spark regardless of which knob is turned on) chances are that one specific inoperative sparker is defective, etc.

That inoperative sparker needs to be replaced and/or checked for a bad connection, no connection to it, cleaned and/or checked for continuity. No continuity indicates no connection between knob switch and sparker. Possible internally broken wire between switch and sparker.

Power must be off to check for continuity. You can do this all yourself, even if you are semi handy with small hand tools and/or have a continuity checker.

No instructions will be available in the owners manual nor on line, at any web site I am aware of... However, that does not mean you cannot do it yourself...

Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be also. They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

***If and or when you attempt any repairs, "Be sure the electrical power to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs.

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