Gas burners are one of the most convenient and efficient ways to cook food. However, they can also be a source of frustration when they don’t light up correctly. If you’re having trouble igniting your gas burners, here are some common causes to look for and some troubleshooting techniques you can try.
Common causes of gas burners not igniting
- Clogged burner ports can prevent gas from flowing through properly and cause the burner to not light
- A wet or dirty igniter can cause the igniter to spark improperly and result in the burner not lighting
- No gas supply to the burner can also cause a problem with the gas valve, gas line, or gas tank.
- Clean burner ports with a wire brush, being careful not to damage the
- Dry and clean igniter with paper towel or cotton swab and rubbing alcohol
- Check gas supply, ensuring gas valve is turned on and gas line is properly connected to burner or tank is full
- Use a lighter if the igniter doesn’t work
- Check the battery if the gas burners have electronic ignition
- Never use a match or lighter to ignite a gas burner without an electronic ignition system
- If you smell gas, turn off the gas supply and evacuate immediately