Thermadore gas top with an ignition problem

Old 10-31-07, 09:34 AM
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Thermadore gas top with an ignition problem

I have a Thermador SGC365R or SGCS365R (not sure which), five burner gas top. The most frequently used burner is failing to ignite.
The spark provided by the ignitor associated with this burner does not appear to be as long as the sparks provided by the other four ignition units.
I tried to light it with a match while the ignitor was clicking and sparking with no effect.

Any ideas?
Thanks, Jim
Old 10-31-07, 10:02 AM
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Hello Jim. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If I understand the problem description correctly,
I tried to light it with a match while the igniter was clicking and sparking with no effect
even a match does not light the burner flame. If this is correct, chances are the burners orifice is plugged up. Or the burner tube is clogged up.

You'll need to remove that burner, clean and/or clear the orifice hole and/or burner tube. The orifice is the brass or bronze thimble like cap the burners tube sets on. Caution. Do not enlarge the hole. Simply clean it out using a pin needle or similar device.

If you must remove that hex nut orifice, FIRST count the number of turns it takes to bottom it out into the fully closed (threaded in wards, clock wise rotation) position. Then remove it by unscrewing it off completely.

Hold the orifice up to a light, clean out the hole using a needle pin and re-install it. Screw it on until bottomed out. Then unscrew it out wards the number of turns it took to bottom it out. That will put it back at the original position it was...

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Which burner isn't working? You need to nail down the model #? The SGCSxxxx has an electric solenoid valve for one or more of the burners while the SGCxxxx does not. The problem could be that the solenoid valve has gone bad.

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