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Repairing the Burners on a Gas Stove

I have a four-burner gas stove. However, only the two left burners work. What steps should I take to fix this? Thanks so much!

By Nancy from Salem, MA


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July 25, 20110 found this helpful

I'm not sure it's wise to do this on your own as gas is involved, but the easiest thing would be to give the gas ring a good wash and scrub as dirt and debris may be clogging things. My stovetop has removable burners, don't know if yours is the same. It might be time to invest in a new stove if yours is old, or call a repairman if you think it pays to keep it.

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July 29, 20110 found this helpful

It could be something as simple as the pilot(s) going out on those two burners. I used to have a gas stove that the slightest extra breeze blew the pilots out. Make sure you don't smell gas buildup before doing this:


Light a long match (or strand of long dry spaghetti), turn one burner on and immediately light where the gas comes from with the match flame then repeat with other burner. Turn both back off and turn on again to see if they restart on their own. If that doesn't work you could call the manufacturer of the stove for more trouble shooting advice.

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July 30, 20110 found this helpful

Re: Repairing the Burners on a Gas Stove. I truly want to thank you for your suggestions! I'll try them.

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