A common problem with an electrically lit pilot on a range is a failing igniter, or periods of electrical outage. During these times, an Amana range may be rendered inoperable despite using natural gas as a fuel source. A process for lighting these pilots during igniter failure is outlined by the Amana range user's manual and is considered standard operating procedure during igniter failure.
Things You'll Need
- Matches or elongated tip lighter
Select the range burner to be used.
Turn the operating selection knob to the "Ignite" setting. A faint "clicking" sound will be heard.
Place the open flame of the match or lighter underneath the top burner covering. The flame will assist the auto-igniter in lighting the burner.
Set the operating temperature as desired on the control knob. After the pilot has lit, the entire burner will activate.
Tips & Warnings
- This process should only be performed by an adult or those with close adult supervision.
- If the burner will not light, or there is a persistent gas smell, discontinue all attempts and contact the gas company and a registered technician for maintenance.
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