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How To Fix a Wolf Stove Gas Burner

How To Fix a Wolf Stove Gas Burner

No matter how you look at it, a malfunctioning gas burner on your Wolf stove is a major hassle.

And whether it has stopped working completely, or doesn’t seem to be outputting the same heat it once did, it can have a huge impact on your cooking.  

If you need a little help to get your appliance working like it once did, it’s good to know that you’re not the only one!

In fact, this is a very common issue that we hear about almost every single day! 

So fear not! Below, we’ll take a look at what could be causing the issue and how to fix a Wolf stove gas burner.

Burner Is Not Lighting Up

If your Wolf gas stove burner isn’t lighting up when you want it too, you’ll want to troubleshoot a couple of components including:

  • Gas supply
  • Igniter or spark module
  • Switch control

Problems With The Gas Supply

Weak Gas Flow

A problem with the gas supply can affect your Wolf stove gas burners, especially if you’re experiencing a weaker than usual flow. In this case, you might notice that the flame is extremely low and weak.

However, you should never attempt to open or repair your oven’s gas lines on your own. Instad, the best way to fix this issue is to get in touch with a professional

They can help you correctly diagnose the problem and ensure that it’s safe to continue to use your Wolf stove.

Damaged or Misplaced Igniter

Wolf stove igniter

A damaged or misplaced igniter can also prevent the burner from lighting up. 

Start by examining the igniter to check that it hasn’t been knocked or dislodged out of place. If you can tell that it is, in fact, out of place, you can try to gently replace it. 

However, if it’s broken, you’ll need to replace the entire igniter with a new one. To do this, start by:

  1. Shutting off power and gas to the stove.
  2. Removing the burner grates, burner caps, and burner base. 
  3. Unscrewing and replacing the damaged igniter with a new igniter. 
  4. Reassembling the stove parts in reverse order.
  5. Turning the power and gas back on.

Then, you can check to see if you’ve successfully fixed the issue.

Malfunctioning Switch Control

Wolf stove switch control

A malfunctioning switch control is difficult to diagnose, especially if you’re not accustomed to diagnosing or repairing appliances. 

Therefore, if you suspect that you’re dealing with a broken switch or other internal controls, it’s best to contact an appliance repair service for assistance. 

After all, when it comes to your gas burners, it’s crucial to make sure every part and component is working properly the way they should. 

So it’s often in your best interest to leave the official diagnosis and repair work to a trained professional. Contact an appliance repair company for fast service.

Burner Flames Are Flickering

Flickering burner flames are yet another common issue. 

But the good news is, there’s usually an easy fix. The first thing you need to do is check the burner plates for blockages. 

When you cook, food particles and grease can often drop into these holes, and can eventually block the flow of gas. 

To fix this issue, all you need is soap and warm water, or you can try cleaning with a bit of running alcohol, which should help dissolve any stubborn blockages. 

If needed, soak the burner caps and burner heads and then use a pin or needle to remove any debris from the holes. 

When finished, put the parts back onto the gas stove the way they’re meant to be. And after giving the parts some time to dry, test the burners. 

If the flame still flickers, the problem might be with the gas supply or gas valve. 

Don’t wait! you’ll want to contact a professional for advice to make sure you don’t have a more serious problem.

Wolf stove gas flow

Burner Turns Off By Itself

Obviously, it’s not normal for your stove’s gas burner to turn off by itself. 

So when this happens, it’s most often caused by either a reduced gas flow, or by a faulty gas valve. 

Again, you might also want to check your burners for blockages because if the gas flow is restricted, the burner’s flame may cut out on its own. 

With that said, if you’re unable to diagnose the source of your problem, help is only a quick call away! In fact, unless you’re certified to be working with and repairing gas appliances, it’s best to err on the side of caution and make sure any repair work is done by a professional.

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Get Your Wolf Gas Stove Fixed ASAP!

At the end of the day, trying to cook on a malfunctioning burner isn’t ideal, and is guaranteed to cause you all sorts of headaches. So, if you’ve attempted to troubleshoot your gas stove and still can’t seem to get it to work properly, there’s no shame in getting a little help. In fact, Denver’s Best is always on standby, ready to help you with any of your appliances needs!

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