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Old 06-16-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Troubleshooting gas burner

One of the burners, the large center one, one my Bosch gas cooktop won't light itself. I can easily light it with a lighter, so there's definitely gas flowing. It clicks, and I can see a spark from the igniter, but it never actually lights. This seems like a very simple mechanism, so I'm not clear on what could be going wrong. What should I do to troubleshoot this? The rest of the burners light fine.


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Old 06-16-2012, 01:36 PM   #2
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Clean all the burner holes and the gas tube leading up to the burner.


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Old 06-16-2012, 01:59 PM   #3
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that would either be a weak ignitor or most likely the 3 little holes directly below or above your ignitor are plugged. Get a pin and clean them out.
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Like said already clean the holes. you can also take a bit of emery cloth and clean the igniter. Some models have a flash tube, they need to be properly positioned as well.

If that doesn't fix it, Most likely the spark igniter. Just because something sparks does not mean it will ignite.
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