Many prefer a gas range for its rapid and fine-tuned heating ability. However, few prefer dealing with gas malfunctions, like a Samsung gas range not lighting or oven not heating. Our step-by-step troubleshooting guide takes you through the most common reasons when your range won’t ignite, like power issues and dirty burners.
Step-By-Step Solutions for a Samsung Gas Range Not Lighting
Samsung range burners not igniting can certainly seem like a significant problem. But our guide illustrates easy troubleshooting steps that typically pinpoint straightforward solutions.
Step #1. Check for Power Issues
As simple as it may sound, a lack of power will result in a Samsung gas range not lighting. Even though you have a gas range, your stove still requires electricity to spark the igniters that light the burners.
Make sure your stove is properly plugged in and that your stove breaker hasn’t flipped. If power issues aren’t the problem, then it’s likely that your burner needs cleaning or there is moisture in the burner.
Step #2. Check for Moisture in the Burner
A gas stove igniter not sparking after cleaning or after a large cooking spill can be common. In these instances, leftover moisture from cleaning or spill can remain on burner heads or in the burner ports. When the igniter tries to ignite the gas from the burner ports, any moisture in the area will prohibit the burner from lighting.
When cleaning your stove or using the burner after a spill, dry each burner component with a soft cloth. Allow adequate time for air-drying before reassembling.
Step #3. Check for Food Debris in the Burner
Even the most conscientious chef will dirty their stove sometimes. The trick is making sure you clean your burners regularly to prevent food debris or grease from clogging burner components. This debris can block the flow of gas to the igniter, and your burner will be unable to light.
We suggest cleaning your burners regularly with these simple steps to remove any food debris:
- Remove burner grate over malfunctioning burner
- Lift off the burner base
- Soak the base in vinegar or warm water, using a stiff brush to remove stubborn debris
- Dry the burner base with a soft cloth and allow to air dry completely
- Clean the area around the burner with a soft cloth and warm, soapy water
- Carefully remove any debris from the burner ports with a straightened paper clip
- Reassemble burner and grille
Step. #4: Check for Part Malfunctions
If all else fails and your Samsung gas range not lighting continues, there could be a part malfunction. Some of the most common culprits include:
Spark module: each burner has a spark module that provides power to the spark electrode, igniting the flow of gas to the burner. A malfunctioning module will provide little to no power, and the electrode will be unable to spark. In this case, the spark module must be replaced.
Spark Ignition Switch: this switch provides electricity to the spark module. If it malfunctions, no electricity will reach the spark module, and there will be no spark to ignite the gas. A defective spark ignition switch needs to be replaced.
Spark electrode: this mechanism is what actually sparks and lights the gas when you turn on the burner. The spark electrode can wear with time, at which point you’ll notice your gas stove sparking continuously but never lighting a flame. A faulty spark electrode also requires replacement.
If your Samsung gas range not lighting is a persistent problem after cleaning and troubleshooting, call Caesar’s Appliance Sales & Service for a gas range repair.