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.