Gas Stove Burner Not Working

Learn how to do a few DIY tricks if your problem is a gas stove burner not working.


Gas Stove Burner Not Working

Any engineer or technician will tell you that a gas stove burner not working is one of the most common gas range problems. As a home owner, you have surely experienced at least one burner breaking at one point. While troubleshooting a gas range may seem like such a feat, there are really basic steps that you can take to fix a gas stove burner not working.


How to Fix a Gas Stove Burner Not Working

  • Try turning the burner on. If it does not spark, but you hear sparking in the other burners, the non- working burner is probably clogged with dirt and food particles that have accumulated. Making sure that the burner is completely cooled, remove it and clean it thoroughly. Use a toothpick to poke through the orifices to remove any particles that may be clogging them.
  • If this does not fix the problem, then the igniter or burner switch is probably worn out and need to be replaced.
  • If your stove has several burners and none of them are working, check to make sure the pilot light is on (if your stove has one).
  • Ignition systems for gas stoves are powered by electricity. Make sure the unit is plugged in. The plug is usually located behind a freestanding range or at the back of the cabinet right below a built in stove.
  • Also make sure that your circuit breaker is on or that it has not been tripped.
  • Check to make sure you have sufficient gas supply going to the stove. Anything that keeps the gas from flowing to the stove will stop it from working. There could be an obstruction in the gas line or in the burner. You can also check with your gas company to make sure you have not been disconnected for other reasons.

If none of these work to fix your gas stove burner not working, call an experienced engineer right away (read about how to make sure you hired a gas safe registered engineer here).