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GE Stove Burner Won't Light

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Stove burner won't light are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Stove burner won't light

Cause 1Spark Module

The spark modules provides power to each surface burner spark electrode. If the burner is produces a weak spark, or if the burner sparks intermittently, the spark module might be defective. Before replacing the spark module, first check the spark electrode and the spark wire. If the spark electrode and spark wire are not at fault, the spark module is likely defective. If the spark module is defective, replace it.

Parts
Spark Module for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Spark Module - Part # 244920 Mfg Part # WB13K25

Spark module for top burners. This spark module provides power to the spark electrode to produce a spark. If it is defective, the burner may not light.

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Cause 2Spark Ignition Switch

When the burner is turned on, the spark ignition switch sends voltage to the spark module to produce a spark. If the spark ignition switch is defective, it won't send voltage to the spark module, and the burner won't be able to produce a spark. If your range's burner isn't sparking, check to see if the other burners are sparking properly. If the other burners are sparking properly, the spark ignition switch is likely defective.

Parts
Spark Ignition Switch for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Spark Ignition Switch - Part # 253066 Mfg Part # WB24K10003

Spark ignition switch, top burners. Switch has Gray hub and will spark at 7 O'clock. For switch that sparks at 11 O'clock position see related item.

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Cause 3Spark Electrode

The spark electrode sends a spark to ignite the gas in the burner assembly. If the spark electrode is defective or worn out, it might not produce a spark, or the spark might be too weak to ignite the gas. As a result, the spark electrode will make a clicking sound when the burner is turned on, but the burner won't light. If the spark electrode is defective, replace it.

Parts
Spark Electrode for your GERange/Stove/Oven
Spark Electrode - Part # 244911 Mfg Part # WB13K10003

Spark electrode for the top burner

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