Stove burner won’t light. You might think it’s a random occurrence that happens at the worst possible time, but the truth is, your stove burner, not lighting isn’t necessarily a random event.
Sometimes they might not light if there isn’t enough gas coming out of the main tube because you haven’t turned it on yet, or perhaps you need to replace one of them altogether.
Stove burner won’t light
In this article, we will discuss some problems with Stove burner won’t light and how to solve them.
Defective Spark Ignition Switch
If the flame igniter on your range is not working properly, it’s possible that the spark ignition switch or in fact, the entire igniter assembly itself might need replacing to restore your burner.
In order to be placed into service and avoid costly damage, allow us to have a look at this first.
Ignition switch and harness problems
When the burner is turned on, the voltage from the spark ignition switch should travel through the spark module, and in turn, produce a spark. If it doesn’t, then perhaps there is an issue with the switch, and this area of your range will be affected.
If other burners generate sparks but not your defective one, you’ll want to consider replacing the switch. You might be tempted to simply purchase a new harness assembly since that is included when purchasing a new burner.
This can be done if there happens to be a defect in the harness assembly itself otherwise, you might very well end up having to buy additional parts that you don’t require.
Faulty Spark Module
If your burner has a weak spark, or if it sparks intermittently, you will need to replace the spark module.
Before replacing the spark module, check both of these elements: the electrode and the spark wire. If they are not at fault, replace the spark module.
Replace Spark Electrode
As you know, a gas range has two components: a burner assembly and an ignition system (also called a sparking device). If the spark electrode is defective or worn out, it might fail to produce a spark, or the spark might be too weak to ignite the gas.
The spark electrode will make a clicking sound when the burner is turned on, but the burner won’t light. When this happens, turn off the ignition system and then replace the defective spark electrode.
Make sure the pilot hole is clean
Filling in holes can be difficult to do, but it’s necessary if you want the project to look more cohesive overall and less like two separate parts were simply put together. In this case, you’ll need a smaller brush than the one that is usually recommended for this purpose.
The one we suggest would be about the size of a needle so it can easily fit inside the hole. Be sure to clean away any residue and dust that’s stuck inside using your toothbrush as an aid.
Ignite the burner
If the stove looks clean again, plug it back in and turn the safety gas valve back on. Once you have done that, you can try lighting your burner once more and things should work as they did before the hard water deposits built up.
If you continue to experience issues. Our appliance experts at GFY Appliance Repair will inspect the entire range from top to bottom for any issues, so you can get back to using your range as usual.