||03-10-2013 05:30 PM
Electronic gas stove ignitor
I have a Kenmore gas stove with electronic ignition that can be kind of annoying at times. There are six burners, two standard on the left, a center griddle burner divided into two sections, and one large and one small burner on the right. The two on the left side are the ones that cause problems. When I turn the knob to the "light" position, the igniter makes the click, click, click sound and a spark can be seen, after which the flame will light up. Occasionally, the front burner will fail to light and there is no spark at that electrode, but there is one at the rear. The front and rear burners are controlled by one igniter. I've checked the burner assemblies and there are no orifices that are clogged with food debris and the electrical contacts are also clear. What would cause an intermittent failure to spark on one burner?