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I have a wolf range. All four spark electrodes are working.

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I have a wolf range. All four spark electrodes are working. Two of the burners will not spark when the knob is turned. Gas does flow to the two burners.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

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Do they click like they should be sparking?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not on the two front burners. When I turn a rear knob all four burners soark
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
The range was purchased in 2004
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am going to run out of time due to a meeting. Can I resume this session later? How?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

OK then most likely the switches for those two burners are bad. Behind the trim panel that is behind the burner knobs there is a microswitch on each burner shaft that engages when you trun the knob to start the sparking. These switches break and then the unit will not spark at all since the switch is broken for those to burners. You need to remove the knobs and the trim to get at them and replace the two switches to get that working again.

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Somebody mentioned something about a harnass. Is this relevant?
Expert:  Appliance Guru replied 11 months ago.

Not likely for that issue check those switches first.