Hi, I have a Zanussi dual fuel cooker plugged into the eletrics and gas
for the hobs.
When I try and turn the hob gas on and use the ignition to spark, the
gas doesn't light up, I've also tried using a match and it still
doesn't light to a flame?
The gas has been switched off for about 6 months and only recently got
turned back on again
Thanks for any help!
It doesn't work with a match? - then presumably no gas is actually
coming out when you switch the gas on? Probably got a safety feature to
stop the gas if the ignitor isn't working. I assume you do have live
gas in the house (eg, do you have a working gas boiler or gas fire?)
Check the hob is receiving its mains power for the igniter - where does
it get it? Is there a plug or wall switch turned off (could be in the
units next to the oven maybe? Or a fuse blown for some reason?
Probably the pipe work has filled with plain air in the 6 months due to
diffusion or leakages. As there is something coming out of the nozzles the
gas is being supplied at one end, so run the gas until you can smell it then
it should light OK. If you have a cold, just wait for a minute or so.
PS if this is the problem, its best to open all gas appliance taps for a
while and flush the air/gas mixture out. It is potentially explosive and a
flame could blow back down the pipes, though very unlikely unless the
appliances are extremely old.
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