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so a bad potentio meter will not allow the gas to flow at all but still spark at the burner? on the low simmer burner
doc if its on a burner that is not a low simmer burner and the igniter head is loose but still clicks and is getting gas would the problem most likely be the igniter head or a clogged burner port then ???
what about the initer head if that is loose that could also just be the problem too right if the burner ports weren't clogged ?
there is a clip that holds that igniter head in place under the cooktop I believe. it shows one in the parts description search for this model.
all I know at this point till tomorrow was that the spark igniter head was supposedly loose Doc. on one of the burners and it was sparking but not igniting the gas wich I was told it was getting to the burner. Which burner I don't know yet but from what you have explained so far I will be able to diagnose the low simmer burner if it is that burner in question.
ok I think im getting it now on the standard burners it will either be a clogged burner or badly positioned igniter head if the burner is receiving gas and sparking still but not lighting.
so also doc if the low simmer burner is receiving a small flow of gas and is sparking but not lighting then it would either be a clogged burner or a badly positioned igniter on the low simmer too and the potentio meter would be fine.
Im referring to the low simmer burner doc where you get the small flow of gas when selected. at this low simmer burner if the gas flow is there and it is sparking but not igniting then the potentio meter is fine since the gas flow is there correct ? and then since its not igniting, then the only problem could be the burner being clogged or a bad igniter is that correct ?? I hope I am explaining it correctly to you if I am not I apoligize
oh! do they shut off and turn on intermittently on their own after the valve has been set ?
ok doc so what is the best way to troubleshoot a bad potentiometer ?
this is a 4 burner stovetop in which if there are three out of the four burners working properly would that rule out the gas solenoid valve as being a problem for the one burner that is not lighting??
ok do I have to take all the 20 mm screws out of all of the burners to get the top of this cooktop up ?
ok thanks for your help doc good night