Gas Range Won't Start

WARNING: Before checking or testing any parts, be sure to disconnect your range from its power source completely and shut off the gas.

1.)    Clean the burner assembly

Lift the assembly off the support arm as you slide it away from the burner valve port, as it only rests on there. If your assembly still has the shipping screws in you’ll have to remove them but you do not have to put them back on. Take a brush and put it into the flash tube to remove the debris that has built up inside. You can use water to clean your burner, but be sure to dry it off completely when you are done to prevent it from rusting. You can also use a needle in the burner valve port to clean out anything loose that might have got caught inside.

2.)    Check to see if there is a loose connection

There are not a whole lot of parts on a gas range, but it’s still possible that some connections have come loose over time. Check to see if any of the wires inside are loose or disconnected. If they are, then you can go ahead and put them back together.    

3.)    Check the igniter

If you’ve cleaner the burner assembly and checked all the connections and your unit still won’t start, then you may be dealing with a problematic igniter. The easiest way to test this out is to turn off the lights in the room and turn the control knob to the ignite position. If you see yellow or orange sparks instead of blue or white, then your igniter may be defective and need to be replaced.  

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