Gas hob not staying alight

spongebob59

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Some of the hobs on our range aren't staying lit once fired up, happens to be the ones we use the most ?
Can get rings to ignite by holding in the control, sometime they go out once this is realeased and sometimes the stay on only to go out when you place a pan on them.
Others are fine.
From my limited knowledge and search suggests something to do with a thermocouple ?

Any other suggestions and is this something you could tackle DIY ?

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Could just be one or more of the rings/burners aren't seated correctly after its been cleaned and blocking the flow, just 2 seconds to reseat them
(annoys me when the Maid cleans the oven top & does this)
 

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Could just be one or more of the rings/burners aren't seated correctly after its been cleaned and blocking the flow, just 2 seconds to reseat them
(annoys me when the Maid cleans the oven top & does this)

Tried that, flow and flames are fine, just keep cutting out which suggests to me something is causing the flow to stop.
 

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Probably be wise to get your range serviced by a qualified fitter.

Had a similar problem with mine 2 burners wouldn’t ignite I ordered a new timer and got someone qualified to do it.
 

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Every burner has a little heat sensor which sits in the flame. If this is not working the gas cuts out. Sometimes it is simply a case the sensor it is not sitting in the flame. Hence it works when a pan is on the burner and the flame get directed towards the sensor.

Some burners have a separate jet which aims/goes directly on to the sensor. This jet can get blocked. In the dim dark ages you used to be able to buy jet prickers (very fine wire on a holder) to ensure the jet was not blocked. Ultra fine needle would probably do the job.
 
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Could just be one or more of the rings/burners aren't seated correctly after its been cleaned and blocking the flow, just 2 seconds to reseat them
(annoys me when the Maid cleans the oven top & does this)

Best get the Butler to sort it....
 

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It's just the sparky thing and a thermocouple, I've tried swapping a few things around but still the same, guess it's time to find an expert don't want to be eating microwave Xmas dinner ☹️
 
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It will either be a faulty thermocouple or a faulty solenoid on the gas tap.

Call a gas safe registered installer.

It may work out better to buy a new hob as opposed to buying the part and paying the labour charges to strip down and repair. Its a time consuming ballache of a job in all honesty.
 

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It will either be a faulty thermocouple or a faulty solenoid on the gas tap.

Call a gas safe registered installer.

It may work out better to buy a new hob as opposed to buying the part and paying the labour charges to strip down and repair. Its a time consuming ballache of a job in all honesty.
He said it's a range.....so lots of money to replace and that's if you can get one right now;)
I would get an engineer in to sort it, either an independant or the manufacturer services.
 
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He said it's a range.....so lots of money to replace and that's if you can get one right now;)
I would get an engineer in to sort it, either an independant or the manufacturer services.

Ah i read the initial thread title "Gas Hob" and assumed he had a hob?‍♂️
 
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