If your KitchenAid gas stove won’t light, there are a few things you can check prior to calling for repair service. In this article, we’ll help you answer the following questions about your KitchenAid gas stove.
- Is the igniter clogged with debris?
- Is there too much moisture in the gas line or on the igniters themselves?
- Is the igniter faulty?
- Do I need to hire a technician?
KitchenAid Gas Stove Won’t Light? Explore These Causes…
A KitchenAid gas stove may fail to ignite for several reasons. Let’s explore the most common reasons why your KitchenAid gas stove won’t light.
Gas stove won’t light after a power outage? If your gas stove won’t light after a power outage, it’s possible that a fuse has blown. It’s also possible that the breaker in your home’s circuit breaker box tripped as a result of the outage. Be sure to check the fuses and breaker box prior to the following troubleshooting steps.
Step 1: The igniter is Clogged with Debris
If your KitchenAid gas stove won’t light, it’s possible that the igniter is clogged with debris. This can be caused by excess food particles and spills. To remedy this failure, take out the burner and clean it thoroughly. Make sure to remove all the debris so that the igniter can work properly and light the stove correctly.
Follow these steps to clean off food debris:
- Safety First! Unplug the appliance before you start cleaning.
- Remove the burner cap to expose the igniter.
- Use a clean, dry toothbrush to scrub away food debris around the burner, knobs, and igniter.
- To remove any remaining residue from the burner, use a cotton swab moistened with alcohol.
If stuck-on food debris is the reason your stove igniter won’t spark, cleaning the burners should resolve the issue.
Burner Won’t Stop Clicking? When a gas stove won’t stop clicking, this can be a sign that you have a clogged igniter. In this case, the ignitor may have shorted out due to the debris. Use the instructions above to clean the igniter thoroughly to see if that resolves the issue.
Step 2: The Igniter has Too Much Moisture
Did you just clean your stove? Another common cause for KitchenAid gas burners won’t ignite is too much moisture in the gas line or on the igniters themselves. Sometimes this can occur after you have cleaned your stove, so make sure to let everything completely dry before trying to use it again.
If the igniter has moisture on it, use a dry cloth to wipe away the moisture and attempt to light the stove again.
Was too much moisture the issue? Read our article on how to clean a gas range to avoid this problem in the future.
Step 3: The Igniter is Faulty
If you’ve tried steps 1 & 2 but your KitchenAid gas stove still won’t light, you may need to replace a faulty igniter. The igniter is a small, wire piece located near the burner that creates a spark when you turn on the stove.
If you’re not sure whether the igniter is at fault, test it by checking for continuity. Your multimeter should register between 40-400 ohms. If your multimeter registers 0 ohms, this means that there is no continuity and the igniter needs to be replaced.
Step 4: Other Malfunctioning Parts
If cleaning & inspecting the igniter doesn’t resolve the issue, call a professional KitchenAid technician. You may have malfunctioning components that need to be repaired or replaced, which is best left to the professionals.
Some of the most commonly-failed parts that lead to a gas stove won’t light:
- Spark module: responsible for producing the voltage that ignites the burner.
- Spark ignition switch: switches on the spark module to emit the light.
As always, contact Tiger Mechanical for professional KitchenAid stove and range repair services throughout Maricopa County, Flagstaff, Prescott, and more!