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Gas cooktop burner won't light

Issue description:

There are several reasons for such problems: clogging of the nozzles; a crack appeared on the ceramic candle of automatic ignition; the insulation was damaged in the electric ignition; the control unit of the stove failed; oxidation or wear of the buttons; the solenoid valve burned out; the thermocouple burned out.

Gas cooktop burner won't light


We take a needle and carefully clean the hole

A crack has appeared on the ceramic candle of automatic ignition.

During the diagnosis, the first thing to do is examine the electrodes. You should carefully inspect it, make sure there are no mechanical damages and cracks. The spark plug itself must be securely fixed next to or inside the burner.

Some burners sparking are a sign of cracking. They will require replacement of the spark plugs.

The hob is disassembled to access the damaged parts. The spent candle is disconnected from the burners and from the pulse unit. Instead of a worn-out unit, a new one is installed, a connection is made.

The insulation is damaged in the electric ignition.

In case of damage to the high-voltage wire, usually one burner does not work - the one to which it goes. The wire must be inspected and the connection checked. On the one hand, it must be brought to the block, on the other - to the electrode.

If there is a break or damage to the insulation, it is sent to the service center for replacement.

The control unit of the plate, the automatic ignition unit has failed.

If everything is in order with the electrode plug and the wire, the malfunction lies in the unit itself. One of the channels is likely damaged. A too weak, intermittent yellowish spark, or the complete absence of a spark on all electrodes, indicates a breakdown of the electric ignition unit. You can check this malfunction yourself by turning on the ignition in the dark.

If the spark, as I said, is orange-yellow, then the block is worn out by 99%. The unit is placed inside the slab and repair requires disassembly.

It is unlikely that it will be possible to resolve this issue independently. After replacement, the spark will become correct, bright blue. Please note that the unit cannot be repaired; it must always be replaced. If you need help with cooktop repair near me, call us right now!