I have a Tappan gas stove and the burners on the left side will not light up but I can smell gas what could the problem be?
You will want to check the igniters to make sure that they are not cracked or broken. You will also want to check your ignition switches for continuity with them in the on position they should have continuity.
When I try to ignite the burner it flicks but does not light I would like to order the ignitor part but I'm not sure this is the problem although I smell the gas when I turn the knob. I've cleaned all the debris pls advise.
If you are seeing sparking coming from ignitor then it would be more likely that the ignitor has gotten out of position and would need to be put back to proper positioning. If the ignitor is not sparking then you would want to get a new ignitor.
I just replace the ignitors (right side) for my range. I cleaned out the burners, which had a lot of rust built up. When I reassembled the sealed burner unit and re-installed it, the new ignitors did not work. There is clicking and no spark, although I can light the burners manually. What should my next course of action be?
Answer Minnie, A quick easy check, is to switch burner assemblys, install the left burner in the right side bay. If the igniters work and the burner ignites, then the issue is in the right bay burner assembly, if the burner still doesn't spark or ignite then the issue is in the range (spark module or igniter switches). You most likely have a loose connection in the wiring to the burner igniters, and will need to dismantle the burner assembly and check for loose broken disconnected wires and or loose screws, causing a loss of the ground circuit to the igniters.
2 of the 4 burners do not ignite. They are also the higher BTU burners, right front and left rear. I manually light them to use them. Then, if I shut them off, and then turn the controls on again, sparks from the ignitors come on and then the burners work. If the ignitors were faulty, then why do they work after I turn them on again? What is the remedy? Will replacing the ignitors be the solution? I've had this problem for many years. Thanks.
Answer Hoover, Replacing the igniters is probably not going to solve your issue. You do need to make sure the burners and the surrounding area(s) are very clean and free of debris. Since this has been an ongoing issue, you also need to check and make sure the power cord is plugged into a 120 VAC polarized and grounded outlet. You'll also need to raise the top and check the igniter wires for shorts to chassis ground and loose connections back to and at the spark module 12001596 if all's proper and OK, replace the module
one of my 4 burners is not igniting. i believe its the ignitor because i have caught it on a rag while cleaning multipule times. How do i replace the ignitor? would i be better off by just replacing the burner cartridge and be done with it?
Answer Dan, It's not that hard a project. Once you remove the cartridge from the cook top, flip it over so you can remove the phillips heads screws from the lower outer casing You'll have access to everything inside the cartridge, includind the wiring and the igniter. It's probably worth the 10 or 15 minutes it would take to dismantle and check everything.
2 of the top burner ignitors stopped working. The other 2 spark all over the place. They do not make a clean spark down. is there a test I can do with a meter to see if it is the igniters or the igniter module?
Answer Jason, First check and make sure the burner caps and igniters are not dirty or chipped, and the porcelain insulators are not cracked or damaged,and make sure the range is properly grounded(120 VAC, Polarized,grounded outlet) Testing the ignition system is a process of elimination, check the valve switches for a closed circuit, when in the ignition position and an open circuit in the off position. Check each of the wires from the switches to the module and from the module to the burners. If all checks OK, then replace the spark module 12001596. Thanks and Good Luck