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I have a GE gas stove and one of the main burners will only…

I have a GE...

I have a GE gas stove and one of the main burners will only light part way. (8 o'clock-4 o'clock) I bought a new part but it still is not lighting. :(

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your GE is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

5 years at most

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I would prefer not to have to call for service

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I have already tried cleaning the holes in the burner and then replacing the part.....still won't work.
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May I please have your model number so I am able to provide you with accurate, model specific information?

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Thank you! If you lift the burner cap off, just the cap, you will see the brass orifice at the bottom of the burner. Do you see that part?

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It looks like a hex head with a hole in the middle.

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Use a piece of wire with the insulation stripped from the end of it to clean that out and you should restore normal flame. Let me know what happens.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The wire isn't staying straight enough to clean. Can I use a pin?

Sure, just don't use anything that can break off (like a toothpick).

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The pin won't go in very much and when I tested after, it still won't fully light

Does that hole look as clear as it can get?

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Okay, so the valve is likely faulty and not allowing enough gas through to the orifice. What burner position is it that you are having the trouble with?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Front right

Please allow me just a few minutes to prepare some information for you, thank you!

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
You bet!

Is that knob the farthest one to the right?

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See the link below...

CLICK HERE

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
No the second knob from the right.

Gotcha, thank you! I am uploading the service manual for you because there is a good deal of disassembly involved to replace it.

The link below is to the part you will need!

CLICK HERE

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I can replace this myself?

Yes, if you can perform some disassembly. I will send you the manual and then you can decide if you want to attempt it.

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The complete service manual may be downloaded at the link below. Let me know if you have trouble downloading it.

CLICK HERE

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Okay! I will give it a shot. I have a couple handy sons in law that I will recruit! Thanks so much

Right on, put them to work! :~)

Thank you!

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