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S.E.Thomas
S.E.Thomas, Home Appliance Technician
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Experience:  16 yrs in the field and current owner of S.E.Thomas appliance
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the starters for lighting the gas burners doesnt work for

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the starters for lighting the gas burners doesn't work for 2 out of 4 burners
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  S.E.Thomas replied 6 years ago.

S.E.Thomas :

hello, welcome to just answer. my name is XXXXX XXXXX and i will be happy to assist you with your problem. i am not sure that you have the correct model number. is this a very old unit with a down draft in the center and burners that can be changed out for different styles?

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

yes

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

is this the end of the conversation ?

S.E.Thomas :

What do you have in the unit for burners right now?

S.E.Thomas :

no, the conversation is not over till we solve your problem.

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

don't know

S.E.Thomas :

do you have 4 individual burners in the unit now?

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

yes

S.E.Thomas :

give me a min to look at the pictures of this unit. which butners are not lighting?

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

the two left ones, they will on occasion light

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

I'm signing off now, if you get an answer, you can e-mail it to me

S.E.Thomas :

on this design there

S.E.Thomas :

there are tiny holes in the burners to the inside on each one. you need to clean these holes out using a needle or pin.

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

on this design what ?

S.E.Thomas :

when these get plugged at all it will not allow the gas to flow to the igniter correctly.

S.E.Thomas :

they will be just above where the tube goes to the igniter. there are two at the bottom and then usually three going up to the top. 2 on some models.

JACUSTOMER-ci53fswb- :

I don't believe it, but I'll accept it

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