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A burner on my gas stove doesnt ignite. I have been told that

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A burner on my gas stove doesn't ignite. I have been told that it is probably clogged, and that I can just get a wire brush or a paper clip and clean it out. Looking at the burner, I don't see what it is that I should be cleaning. I have poked around with a paper clip and it didn't help. How can I do this myself?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Appliance Tech Care replied 2 years ago.

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take the cap off the burner and look down inside the hole, you will see waht looks like a brass nut with a hole in it. That is the hole you are talking about

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run a wire down that hole

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if thats doesnt work you need to replace the burner head

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do you have the model number off the range

Expert:  Appliance Tech Care replied 2 years ago.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

 

Thanks for the info. I was looking at the wrong place originally. However, I tried running a paper clip down the hole. I get about 1/4" to 1/2" in the hole and then I can't get it down any further due to the paper clip hitting something hard. Is that about right? In any event, no luck. Still won't light.

 

Any other DIY ideas I could try or do I need to get a technician to look at it? If you have any idea on how much it would cost to replace the burner head, I'd appreciate it.

 

Model number is XXXXX

Expert:  Appliance Tech Care replied 2 years ago.
Just to recap:
you can use a paper clip or small wire and run it down the brass orifice and clean it out.
check to see if you have a spark at each burner when you turn on the burner
if no spark you need to replace the spark module
if you a spark and it does not lite up , you need to replace the burner head
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Expert:  Appliance Tech Care replied 2 years ago.
Here is a link for all the burner parts and prices
http://www.pcappliancerepair.com/model.php?mn=FGF374CCBG&mid=49786&pid=259215
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