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molo
09-24-2007, 05:56 PM
The gas company just turned the gas back on. The stove only lit once, and will not lite any more. Any ideas would be very much appreciated.

TIA,
Molo

Verdeboy
09-24-2007, 06:42 PM
There might still be air in the line. Did you try to light the burners manually? If they light manually, then you have an electrical problem. If they don't light, then it's a gas problem. Since there's no standing pilot, you may need to open each burner individually for a few seconds to purge the air.

leejosepho
09-24-2007, 06:54 PM
... you may need to open each burner individually for a few seconds to purge the air.

Yes, and it might even take longer than that. Open one burner and give it a spark every couple of seconds until it lights, then do the same with the others and let them all burn for a minute or so to purge the line.

molo
09-25-2007, 08:24 AM
It lit once, now I can hear the gas running, hear the ignitor, and even smell gas, any more ideas?

TIA

leejosepho
09-25-2007, 02:25 PM
Our stove has electronic igniters that always click when they should but only actually light one burner. So, we use a fireplace lighter when we need any of the other three. Let me know if you figure out what it takes to make them work like they should!

molo
09-25-2007, 02:31 PM
Thanks guys,

They are working, I tried the manual lighting and let it burn. That got all 4 elements and the oven working fine.

Thanks!

jadnashua
09-25-2007, 03:51 PM
Can you see an arc for those igniters that don't seem to light their burners? SOmetimes, all it takes is a careful cleaning of the contacts to get them to work again.

molo
09-25-2007, 06:27 PM
They are all lighting now Jad, but it does take 5-6 "clicks" before it happens, maybe I'll clean them.

Thanks for the help

leejosepho
09-26-2007, 03:14 AM
Can you see an arc for those igniters that don't seem to light their burners? SOmetimes, all it takes is a careful cleaning of the contacts to get them to work again.

On mine, there are two igniters for four burners, and only one of the igniters will light even one burner. My guess is that the gas does not flow toward the igniters like it should, and maybe that is because the little tubes between the igniters and the burners are not "shiny new".

Even after installing a new igniter in the oven below, neither could I ever get it to work. So, I ultimately took all the gas parts out and made the oven electric.

Verdeboy
09-26-2007, 09:30 AM
So, I ultimately took all the gas parts out and made the oven electric.

How the heck did you do that?

leejosepho
09-26-2007, 01:58 PM
How the heck did you do that?

I came across an old oven-stove somebody had set out for pickup, and while the burners looked really nasty, it was obvious the oven part had hardly ever been used. So, I took the heating elements and wiring and control out of that one and installed those parts in mine. I drilled holes in the back of the oven box where the elements stick through, then used all the mounting hardware that came along with the elements. The electric control and thermo bulb bolted right into place where the gas ones had been, but the knob does not quite match and I could not use the old one.

Interestingly, it was after the fact that a chef told my wife gas tops with electric bottoms are preferred among the pros!

jadnashua
09-26-2007, 03:21 PM
Yes, dual-fuel stoves are often preferred. Depending on what you are doing, electric ovens are 'drier' and can be (but not necessarily are) more even in temperature.