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Igniter is working but if you take fingers off cooker knob

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Igniter is working but if you take fingers off cooker knob it goes out just on two of burners
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  George-Allsorts replied 1 year ago.

Hello Sandra, my name is George.

The cause of this is 'no signal getting to the valves from the thermocouple'

Near to each burner you can see a white candle and a pointed object.. The pointed object is the thermocouple.. When that heats, it sends a small charge to a solenoid at the rear of the valve to keep the gas-line open.. If it fails to send the charge then the solenoid remains closed, so when you release the button the gas-line closes again.

You need to have the themocouples checked for secure eathing and operation, then if found to be faulty, have them replaced

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