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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?

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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

Customer: replied 5 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

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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