The gas stove won’t start? What do you do if your gas stove won’t start?
Gas ranges can be very convenient. Gas ranges are incredibly convenient. They provide almost instant heat and long-term savings. You can also continue to cook when the power is out. To cook on a stove, you must ignite the burners. Sometimes they will not ignite no matter how hard you turn and twist the knobs. You can often resolve the problem. Learn why your gas cooker won’t light and how to fix the problem.
Issue: It is blocked by food debris
Debris is the most common cause of a gas stove that isn’t igniting properly. Remove the grates that cover the burner. After removing the burner cover, it should come off quickly. You may have to remove two screws to remove the sealed burner. The surrounding area can be cleaned with a warm washcloth soaked in soap. Soak the sealed burner in warm or vinegar water to remove debris. Clean any remaining debris with compressed air or a toothpick. Reinstall the gas burner, grill, and cover. Then, try lighting the burner. If this does not work, the problem could be your gas supply or something more significant. Consult a professional.
Problem. There is a loose connection.
There aren’t many moving parts in a stovetop, but it’s possible that connections can come loose. This is especially true during cleaning and installation. The wires that connect the igniter and the control module must be solidly connected to ignite the burner. Fix: Unplug the appliance from the wall or flip the breakers. Remove the burner cap and grate from the burner, causing the problem. Look for any loose wires or connections. Remove the burner base. Reinstall the burner cap, base, and grates. Secure any loose wires and tighten any connections. Test the connection and restore power to the stove.
Problem – It’s an ignitor
You may have a defective igniter if you remove debris from the burner and tighten loose connections. Switching off the lights and moving the knob to the ignition position is a quick way to determine if you need to replace the igniter. You must replace your igniter if the sparks are yellow or orange and not a bright, bluish-white. Fix: Turn off the gas and electricity to the stove. Remove the burner cap, and then use a screwdriver to remove the burner base. Disconnect the wires that come from the igniter. Most igniters have a quick-disconnect system, so you don’t need to splice or cut wires. Install the new igniter, then replace the burner cap, base, and grates. Test the burner after restoring gas and power. If these quick fixes do not work, you may have to replace the ignition switch or igniter control module or consult a professional.