Hotpoint Stove Burners Won't Light

Old 07-21-13, 09:09 AM
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Hotpoint Stove Burners Won't Light

I know this thread is old... but I'm having the exact same problem with a Hotpoint stove. The spark ignitor works fine. The gas flow is clear. The little ports and bevels that control the gas flow are all clean and open, including the little hole. A match lights the gas no problem, on any side of the burner, including adjacent to the spark ignition. But the spark ignition alone is not suffient to light the gas.

Any advice on how to fix?
Old 07-21-13, 11:28 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

I moved your post to it's own thread. This way the repairs we mention will be directed at you only.

Usually what happens is the spark is working but it's jumping to ground at the wrong location. Are you having a problem with one burner or several ?

Can you leave us a model number so that we know which burners your stove has.
Old 07-21-13, 11:32 AM
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Hello Abrahm. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Thread may be old but at least you took the time to search the forum topic for a similar condition of top burner ignition problem(s).... That's a plus. Thanks PJ for creating a new thread too!

If all you stated is correct and not problems seen or know of exist, it is not all that uncommon for the gas fuel mixture to be out of adjustment as a result of the fuel mix being slightly different (leaner) from the supplier or as a result of the ambient conditions, etc..

What you're like to have to due is adjust the air shutters on the ends of the burner tubes. Slightly closing them one by one while testing ignition. Very likely the air fuel mix ratio is to lean. Slightly closing the shutters will richen up the fuel to air ratio resulting in a sure and positive quick ignition.

As mentioned in the sticky note, HERE close shutters only enough to cause quick and position ignition without creating yellow tipped flames which will cause some sooting, odors and black carbon deposits everywhere.

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."

Kindly use the reply button to post all replies, add additional information or ask additional questions when replies are posted. Using this method moves and/or keeps the topic back up to the top of the list of questions automatically and keeps all content on the same subject within one thread.

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