Thermador cooktop


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Old 03-03-02, 10:28 AM
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Thermador cooktop

I have a thermador gas cooktop model sgcs365rs. One burner sparks but does not light, seems to be no gas. Anyone have any ideas?
 
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Old 03-03-02, 04:26 PM
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Hello Redod and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances forum.

Try lighting the burner with a match. If the burner fails to lite because there isn't any gas coming out of the burner head, there may be a restriction in the burner tube or the brass orifice.

If the above is the case, clear the burner tube. If the brass orifice is clogged up, clear it with a pin but do not remove it, if possible nor enlarge the hole.

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 needle can be used. Do Not enlarge the ignition holes. Doing so will have adverse burner lighting effects.

In cases of extremely dirty burner heads, soaking the burners in very hot water with plenty of dissolved automatic dishwasher detergent for several hours, rinsing and drying or a combination of both methods for heavily soiled burners.

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