All ignitors fire, but right front spark seems to come from about halfway down the insulator and arcs to the cooktop. Way too low to ignite the gas.
Answer Cold Supper, If you look closely you'll probably find that the insulator is cracked or chipped and allowing the arc to jump to the cooktop. It'll need to be replaced. Basically, remove power to the range, and turn off the gas supply at the wall. Remove everything from the cooktop surface grates, caps, and burner bases(2 screws each) and carefully raise the cooktop. Carefully disconnect the burner base from the gas supply tube, flip the base over and change the ignitor. Be careful, you don't want to crack or kink the gas supply tube and the brass fittings are very soft and easily cross threaded and leak. Make sure you check for a gas leak before you reconstruct the range.
All the igniters work but don't light two of the burners. I can use a match to light the burners and everything works fine. When watching the electrode, it sparks to the side and not the top of the burner. How do I remedy this?
Answer Hello Jeff,
You should use hot white vinegar and an old toothbrush to clean away any spill residue. Then make the area shiny where the ignitor should spark to. This is difficult since scraping the burner will remove metal and you do not want to re-shape the burner, only provide a clean spot for the spark to ground electrically. If this doesn't correct the issue, peel the plastic or paper coating from a bread tie and use it in the gas orifice to clear it completely since even something as insignificant as a spider web can affect the gas flow.
I cleaned my range and now the stove will not light. I got spark but no gas and the oven work fine.
Answer Hello Jamiel. Make sure the unit is not wet where you cleaned it. Also, make sure the orifices are not clogged from cleaning the unit.
I have a gas range and I cleaned the range. Now the oven works and the stove doesn't
Answer J, We wouldn't expect the igniter electrodes to be the issue at this point, You will want or need to check to see if you got water in the igniter switches and caused a short. or water in the spark module and shorted it as well.
I had a potato water boil over on a kenmore gas ignition range..now it no longer lights ..duh! Gas comes out but will not light. No click so i,m guessing I need a new ignitor?!?! thanks lowell
You will want to take the control panel off the gas valves and check the ignition switch to make sure that the switches have continuity. When you turn on the valve, check across the leads of the switches with the switches in the on position and check for continuity. If any of them have no continuity then replace the switches. If these check ok then you will need to check the electrodes for damage. Also check for continuity of the igniters.
Hello, I need to replace a broken burner igniter on a whirlpool SF367LEKB2 gas range. How do I get the top off? I read some of the other questions but I cant find any latches to release to be able to remove the top. How do I remove the top?
To replace the ignitors on unit you will first turn off gas and electric to unit. Remove the grates and burner caps from top. Remove the burner base off the top, they may be held in by screws. remove the mounting screws from each of the four burners. Lift the front of the cooktop and unsnap it from the 2 clips that are located on the side about 2 inches back between main top and side panels. and prop cooktop up.
Front left burner does not burn. Ignitor makes ticking noise, but fire seems to go away from the burner. Tried to clean the burner, worked for few times,but, problem came back. What seems to be the problem. Other three are working fine. How to open the ignitor? Thanks in advance.
Answer Hi. Remove the burner grates. Remove the inner burner mount screws and lay them aside specifically in order with the burner. Use a putty knife to reach into the front sides and release the lt. and rt. clips holding the top down. Use the prop rod to hold the top up that is under the top assy. Release the igniter wire center holding tab and remove the wire from the igniter part # 8523793. Remove the inner burner -igniter mount screw and replace the igniter. After cleaning the burner, make sure all the horizontal holes are cleared with a straight pin. So the drafts will not blow out a weak flame. Make sure the burner caps are all cleaned back off with a small, soft brass wire brush where the igniter spark point is on the bottom side of the cap. The burner is part # 4455981. Make sure the orifice is clear. If they are then replace the burner valve part # 9757218. Thank You.
Please send detail instructions. Thank you
Answer Hi. Remove the burner grates. Remove the inner burner mount screws and lay them aside specifically in order with the burner. Use a putty knife to reach into the front sides and release the lt. and rt. clips holding the top down. Use the prop rod to hold the top up that is under the top assy. Release the igniter wire center holding tab and remove the wire from the igniter part # 8523793. Remove the inner burner -igniter mount screw and replace the igniter. Thank You.
Front two burners do not spark the other three do.
Answer Hello Ed. Make sure the spark switches are good on the unit. If so, it sounds like the spark module 74009098 is bad and will need to be replaced in the unit.