Range Top Burners would not ignite

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Kevin From Monroe, NY

Jan 12, 2011

11 out of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Here's how I fixed my problem.
I took the aluminum cover, the part that sits over the jet & the igniter, which simply comes off. It's the part that the igniter discharges to. I took this cover off & using a pencil I scratched the lead of the pencil into the area
which is around the igniter. I made sure to cover the area with as much lead as I could get on it. You need to make sure that you do this to all four burners. The only care you need to take, is not to block the gas jet which is in the igniter recess. It's been about 3 weeks since I added this & the burners click loudly & have lit without a problem. It appears that the aluminum may develop a coating on it of some kind which is highly resistive.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Top Burner Electrode

Part Number: PS231266

In Stock