Every serious home chef loves their gas range.
However, the one downside of a gas range is that a spark is needed to ignite the burners before you can start cooking. Therefore, when there’s an issue with the burner or spark tips, you suddenly lose the ability to cook on that burner.
Thankfully, if you’re having problems with your gas range not igniting or sparking, there may be a fix that you can implement yourself.
Possible Solutions for a Gas Stove That Won’t Spark
- Clear away grease and food debris — This is one of the most common causes of igniter issues because buildup of any kind can block the flow of gas to the igniter. Here’s what to do:
- Remove the grate and burner cap to access the sealed burner base.
- Lift off the sealed burner base (which may involve unscrewing it).
- Clean the base area with a soapy sponge or rag while you soak the sealed burner base in warm water or vinegar.
- After soaking, scrub debris and gunk off the sealed burner base with a stiff brush.
- Clear out the burner holes with something small and pointy (e.g. toothpick, pipe cleaner, needle, etc.)
- Dry off all components thoroughly and put them back.
- Unplug your unit from the wall or turn off the power.
- Remove the grate, burner cap, and sealed burner base.
- Look for any wires that seem loosely connected or disconnected entirely.
- Reconnect any loose wires and return the sealed burner base, burner cap, and grate.
If neither of the above solutions works, then you’re looking at a faulty igniter that needs to be replaced. You can do this yourself—if you’re confident you can do it safely. But remember: you’re dealing with a gas line. For the average homeowner, this might be a bridge too far.
Thankfully, you have the expert technicians at Morris County Appliance Repair here to help you! Give us a call for a speedy, successful gas range repair today.