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Gas Cooktop Burners Won't Ignite? All the Easy Fixes You Need to Know

Gas Cooktop Burners Won't Ignite? All the Easy Fixes You Need to Know


If the burners on your gas range are having trouble igniting, there are a number of issues that could be causing the problem. These can be caused by spilled food or worn out components that need to be repaired or replaced. From a faulty spark module to an impeded electrode, pinpointing the cause and fixing it yourself is easier with these helpful hints from our friends at Sears PartsDirect.



Gas Burner Not Igniting

Potential Fixes

Replace the Cooktop Spark Module

This essential component is part of the ignition circuit. After you've turned the control knob to the light position, a properly functioning cooktop spark module will relay voltage to the spark electrodes located on the gas burners. If the spark module is unable to provide the electrodes with voltage then it needs to be replaced.


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Cooktop Spark Module

Cooktop Spark Igniter Switch

Replace the Cooktop Spark Igniter Switch

Another integral component in the burner igntion circuit, the cooktop spark igniter switch causes the burner igniters to spark when the control knob is turned to the the Lite position. The spark igniter switch may need to be replaced if the burners don't spark or if they continue to spark after switching off the burner.


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Replace the Cooktop Power Cord

If there doesn't seem to be any sign of activity when you try to light your gas burner, you may have an issue with the cooktop power cord. Visually inspect the cord for cracks, cuts or other signs of wear and deterioration. Even if there is no visible damage, there could still be an issue internally that could be preventing the cord from relaying power.


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Cooktop Power Cord

Cooktop Pressure Regulator

Replace the Cooktop Pressure Regulator

Problems with the cooktop pressure regulator can result in too much or too little gas being supplied to the ignition spark. Either can prevent the ignition spark module from igniting properly.


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