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Here’s What to Do If Your Wolf Range Won’t Ignite

Wolf makes some of the world’s best high-end ranges. So when your Wolf range won’t ignite, you want to know why. Whether you have a Wolf range not clicking or have a gas stove clicking but not igniting, a little digging will shed light on the issue so that you can solve the problem.

If Your Wolf Range Won’t Ignite, Try This.

We understand how frustrating it can be when a Wolf range burner suddenly stops lighting. Let’s walk through how to troubleshoot Wolf gas range issues to determine the cause of the problem, and what to do about it.

Check for Power Issues

When your Wolf range won’t ignite, the first item to check is the power supply. Make sure that the unit is securely plugged into the power source, and that you’re not using an extension cord to power the unit. Even though your range runs on gas, the igniters are electric and therefore require power to create an ignition spark.

Also, check to make sure that the range is using the correct type of gas. The gas orifices are set up to run on either propane or natural gas, and using the wrong type will prevent the burners from lighting.

Occasionally, the circuit breakers in your house may trip, shutting off power the unit even though it’s plugged in. Take a look at the circuit breaker and make sure it is fully in the “ON” position. If the breaker tripped, flip it OFF then back ON.

Clean the Faulty Burner

A common culprit when a Wolf range won’t ignite is a failed burner. When the burner becomes clogged with food debris, spills, or grease, you’ll end up with a Wolf range burner not igniting. The clogged burner inhibits the flow of gas which prevents the burner from igniting. The good news is, cleaning the burner is an effective solution.

If you suspect your burner needs to be cleaned, here’s what you need to do:

How to Clean a Wolf Burner

Step #1: Make sure all burner components are completely cool before cleaning.

Step #2: For safety, unplug the power cord from the outlet or turn off the circuit breaker before you start cleaning.

Step #3: Dampen a soft cloth with warm water.

Step #4: Spray a mild detergent or degreaser onto the cloth. Warning: Never spray cleaner directly onto the burner as it can cause further damage to the burner.

Step #5: Disassemble the removable parts of the burner and handwash or wipe thoroughly with the cloth. Wolf does not recommend using the dishwasher to clean the burner parts as it could damage the painted enamel surface.

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Step #6: Rinse each burner component with clean water and dry thoroughly.

Step #7: Blow through the holes to remove any excess water or degreaser.

Step #8: Use a dry toothbrush or open paper clip if necessary to ensure all holes are carefully cleaned. Do not use a wooden toothpick – these can break and become stuck in the hole.

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Step #9: Ensure all burner parts are completely dry, then reassemble the burner and test the ignition.

Watch the complete video on Wolf Rangetop Cleaning and Care.

Replacing a Defective Range Igniter

A gas burner is a pretty basic system. An electric igniter generates a spark to light up the gas going to the burner. If the burner is clean and the igniter is working properly, it should ignite every time. Unfortunately, troubleshooting doesn’t always do the trick when a burner won’t light.

If you’re left wondering how to fix a Wolf stove burner that won’t light, chances are that you have a defective igniter that may require replacement. As a high-end appliance brand, Wolf stove igniter replacement is more difficult to perform than other DIY repairs. At this point, it is best to hire a professional.

For factory certified service technicians offering Wolf range repair, contact the experts at Advance Appliance Service today for an appointment. Our technicians are highly trained and qualified to handle all of your Wolf stove top repair needs.

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