As alarming as it can seem when a gas stove burner won’t ignite, there’s usually a straightforward cause. Why is my Samsung gas stove burner not working? It may need a thorough cleaning to remove a buildup of dirt and debris. Learn how to fix a gas stove burner that won’t light with these common causes and solutions.
How to Troubleshoot a Samsung Gas Stove Burner Not Working
While a part malfunction is possible, troubleshooting a Samsung gas stove burner not working starts with a power assessment and proper maintenance. Use these troubleshooting tips when you find your gas stove burner not working properly.
Check Gas and Power Connections First
Checking your power and gas connections should be the first step when investigating a Samsung range burner not working. Even though you have a gas stove, the igniter still needs electricity to spark and light the gas.
Here’s how to assess your gas and power connections:
- Make sure the stove is plugged in properly: Ensure that the stove’s electrical cord is free of damage and plugged in to a functioning outlet. Refrain from using an extension cord, as it can’t safely conduct the voltage a gas range requires.
- Check for tripped breakers: Look for tripped breakers in your home’s circuit breaker box, resetting any as needed.
- Evaluate gas connections: If none of the burners light, make sure your stove is properly connected to the gas line and the valve is turned on. Incorrect connections or gas flow problems should be assessed by a professional.
How to Clean Samsung Gas Stove Burners
If the gas and power connections are correct, a Samsung gas stove burner not working may need a good cleaning. Spills, grease, and food particles can accumulate on the igniter, as well as on a Samsung burner head and cap, preventing ignition. A thorough cleaning of the burner components can restore proper function.
Follow these steps to clean the burner heads and caps, base and igniter:
Burner heads and caps:
- Remove each burner head and cap by lifting it straight up.
- Wash in hot, soapy water, rinsing thoroughly.
- To remove stubborn stains and particles, scrub with a plastic scouring pad.
- Unclog burner head holes with a straight pin or twist tie.
- After drying completely, refer to your user manual to make sure heads and caps correspond to the correct base.
- While the burner heads and caps are removed, wipe the bases with a damp cloth. Use gentle pressure to avoid scratching the base or allowing water to accumulate inside.
- Dry completely with a separate cloth before replacing the heads and caps.
- Gently scrub the igniter with a dry toothbrush to remove caked-on dirt and debris.
- For hard-to-remove particles, dip a Q-tip in rubbing alcohol and gently wipe the igniter before drying with a clean cloth.
Defective Samsung Stove Igniter
Just as an oven not baking properly may have a part malfunction, sometimes burner ignition problems are due to a defective igniter. The igniter, or spark electrode, must be able to generate enough electrical power to open the gas valve so gas can flow. It also has to gather enough electricity to create the spark that lights the gas.
When the igniter is unable to perform one or either of these tasks, the burner won’t ignite. If your Samsung gas stove igniter keeps clicking but the burner doesn’t light, the igniter is likely defective and requires professional replacement.
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