I took my propane cooktop apart to clean it, and now one of the burners
operates erratically. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it lights late
with a big whoosh, and burns with a big yellow flame, and sometimes it
won't light at all. I'm pretty sure it's seated ok (there is a locating
pin). I would replace the burner, but all the sources I've checked have
either never heard of the model, or say that the burner is no longer made.
The cooktop is a Modern Maid KGT-583, which isn't listed on many
websites. The burner is about 8" long with a staight tube. Repair
Clinic says the part number is 0042354, but it's discontinued. Any
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the tube at the valve end for proper adjustment. It usually rotates or
slides to adjust the air. As far as lighting erratically, there are
usually a series of small holes leading from the pilot/igniter area to
the main burner. These can become plugged. Check the other burners for
an example. If plugged, clean out with a small pin being careful not to
enlargen the holes.
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