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Gas Stove Igniter/lighting problem

Jenn Air lighting problem

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#1 Jack Russell Terrier

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:43 AM

Hello,

I have an older Jenn Air range with a gas cooktop. The model is SVD8310S. The problem is that the gas does not light quickly, and it is very sensitive to the positioning of the burner module. Sliding it forward or backwards just a 1/4" makes a difference.

I replaced the ingniter a few years ago, and it seems to work fine.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

JRT

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:09 AM

Correction -- I said it is sensitive to the position of the gas module, but I meant the burner pan, the tray that goes over the burner module. -JRT

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 02:25 PM

If you remove the burner drip pan, you'll see there's a tab at one end that sticks into a hole in the stove top frame. See photo on this page == http://www.repaircli...Number=SVD8310S

If that tab is bent or broken, it won't actuate the switch and you'll need to replace the drip pan.

The switch itself could be loose or its actuating lever bent.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:28 PM

I need more help..... What does this switch do that you refere to?

To explain some more, the igniter is working, it just takes a while for the gas to ignite. Moving the burner drip pan affects how quickly the gas ignites.

THANKS.

JRT

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:38 AM

If I remember correctly, that prong on the drip pan opens the circuit for the down draft fan motor...............If you have the grill assy , you will find no tab on that...........With no prong , when you turn on the gas valve, the fan motor switch stays closed, fan starts .....................Look close to gass ignition ports on the burner tube, clean and clear of food debris???.........tube clear of 'stuff'????

Edited by certified tech group 51, 22 September 2012 - 08:41 AM.


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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:15 AM

Is there a great repair person in Denver, CO that is interested in taking a look at my issue?

Thanks

JRT

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:48 PM

Remove the burner head, venturi tube. check the pilot feed tube for deterioation. If it is rusted or mis-shapen the fuel will not reach the ignitor. also facing the pilot feed tube on the side of the burner head are several small holes. make sure they are clear. The burner heads shoot fuel to the ignitors, it lights and burns back to the flame head.



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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Never hurts to clean out the pilot holes in the burner with a broach or some other suitable implement.
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