Gas Range burner not iginiting (no spark on one burner)

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Gas Range burner not iginiting (no spark on one burner)

I have a gas range & one of the burners will not ignite. All 3 other burners work fine & "spark" but this one (front Lt) does not. I cleaned the ignitor with a needle and it still doesn't work. When you turn the knob it does click and the other 3 burners' ignitors spark. I can light the burner with a match, then it works fine. The top of the stove does not lift (sealed burners) & I am not sure what else to do. Thanks!
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Hello hdcrysler. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If you can see the spark igniter electrode next to or near the burner, cleaning it with an old tooth brush or soft bristled brush might help. Also clean the ignition ports (holes or slots) around the burner head. Doing so should improve the success of ignition.

Sealed burners cannot be adjusted. There is no adjustments to fuel nor air. Which usually helps restore a positive ignition to some burners which fail to light. However, sealed burners have no means to make any adjustments.

Burner Head and Sparker additional cleaning info here

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.

"Be sure the electrical power and the gas supply to the appliance is turned off, before attempting any repairs. Always check for gas leaks whenever the appliance is moved and/or a repair includes any connection of a gas part."

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