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Manage My Life

Kenmore gas range has problems igniting and uneven flame.

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
December 10th, 2010

The gas range is model 790.7888* (stainless steel).
The power burner on the stove top has been having some problems igniting. The auto-igniter tends to click quite a bit, sometimes taking a while to light (in which case there will be a big poof when the ignition finally happens because of all the gas that built up), and in other cases it just won't light.

When it does light, this burner flame is very uneven, with one side tending to be very high and have an orange flametop, while the other side seems at a more appropriate height.

Gas Grills , Kenmore , Ranges , Appliances
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Lyle W
You could have a spill or restriction that is affecting the gas flow through the burner head. I recommend that you thoroughly clean the power burner using the information shown in the image below.

If cleaning the burner does not help, I recommend that you have a service technician check it. You could have a problem with the alignment of the burner or other problems. Here is a link for the Sears Service website:

Sears Home Services


If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.
by Lyle W
December 10th, 2010
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Joseph Perez
I know how important it is to have your cook top burners igniting in a timely fashion since gas buildup can be a very dangerous matter. While you are waiting for an expert answer, I did find a link that describes a problem with the burners not igniting properly. I hope my link is useful.
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by Joseph Perez
December 9th, 2010
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