Model #79078763407 KENMORE Free Standing, Gas

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Q:

Kenmore gas range - burner sparks but does not light up

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Alina F. -
December 17, 2011
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I am sending some images showing the ignition ports on the burner. These ports should be cleaned with a straightened paper clip or a small wire.

Be sure the ignitor is sparking up to the burner cap and not to the burner base. If the ignitor is sparking to the burner base, replace the ignitor.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
December 19, 2011
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Thanks for your response, Jimmy K. The burner head in the image you sent is a bit different from mine, but the first thing I did was check the port and the opening was clear. The ignitor is sparking up to the burner cap. So I am still at a loss as to why this burner won't light up. Any more ideas?

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Mark -
December 19, 2011
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Mark, light the burner and turn it to low. Be sure a flame is burning on each ignition port. If a port has no flame, clean it again. If all the ignition ports have flame, replace the burner base. The base might have warped or twisted just enough to not light. You can't see these defects, you just have to replace the burner. If the gas pressure were causing the problem, it should effect all the burners.

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Jimmy K -
Sears Technician
December 20, 2011
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I have model 79075863301 with similar problem. I tried to replace the burner but that didnt help. It seems that the surface burner cap has something wrong with it because the burner will light with the cap put on upside down or with the next smaller cap but when the correct cap is in place the burner does not want to start. It appears the igniter is sparking to the cap. What is the problem here?

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bob -
June 14, 2012
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I replaced the ignitor and all is well.

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Mark -
June 14, 2012
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Hello Bob. I see that Mark indicates that he replaced the ignitor to fix this problem. You may need to use that fix in your situation. You can order parts from this page: Kenmore Range 790.75863301 Burner Parts . Before ordering that igniter, I recommend that you check the orifice for a spill or debris that could be partially blocking the hole. You can also check the alignment of the orifice. Place a 7 mm nut drive straight down on top of the orifice as shown in the image below. Do not remove the orifice. Just make sure that the nut driver sticks straight up. If the orifice is out of alignment, I recommend that you have a service technician examine and repair the burner. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services . If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2012
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Hello Bob. I see that Mark indicates that he replaced the ignitor to fix this problem. You may need to use that fix in your situation. You can order parts from this page: Kenmore Range 790.75863301 Burner Parts . Before ordering that igniter, I recommend that you check the orifice for a spill or debris that could be partially blocking the hole. You can also check the alignment of the orifice. Place a 7 mm nut drive straight down on top of the orifice as shown in the image below. Do not remove the orifice. Just make sure that the nut driver sticks straight up. If the orifice is out of alignment, I recommend that you have a service technician examine and repair the burner. Here is a link for the Sears Service website: Sears Home Services . If you need more help, let us know.

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
June 15, 2012
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Why is one of the surface burners difficult to light on my Kenmore range?

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It looks like to me & our other experts that the burner heads should all have the cover over where the igniter sits. If this is by design, the images show otherwise. I recommend ordering the burner heads & cleaning the orifices.

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biker dave -
Sears Technician
March 16, 2009

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