stove burners

Old 03-02-02, 12:12 PM
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stove burners

I have a newer model kenmore gas stove. Out of the four burners only two of them light. The other two will light only if lighted with a match. Can anyone help me out? Thanks
Old 03-02-02, 07:56 PM
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Hello leela and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

If the sparkers are funtioning and the burners won't lite, chances are the burner holes and or ignition ports on the burner heads are clogged up with debris.

If this is the case, 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.

On stove top burners that have sparkers not visable at the burner head, have ignition ports. Ignition ports are tiny holes up one side of the burner head. If these holes are restricted, they must be cleared out.

Cleaning can be accomplished using one of three methods. Most commonly, a large sewing straight pin can be used. Do Not enlarge the ignition holes. Doing so will have adverse effects.

Soaking the burners in hot water and automatic dishwasher detergent for several hours, rinsing and drying or a combination of both methods for heavily soiled burners.

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