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  • WARNING – If you smell gas, immediately turn of the gas supply at the mains and open all windows and doors to ventilate the area. Do not operate any electrical appliances including lighting switches and wall sockets. Call your authorised gas engineer.

  • 1.

    Check that the gas supply is turned on.

  • 2.

    Check the burner holes are clean, dry and free from debris.

    If the burner holes are blocked, this can stop the gas and prevent ignition.

  • 3.

    Clean out the holes with a tooth pick or similar utensil and try again.

  • 4. Check if you can see a spark or hear a click from the electronic ignition.
  • 5.

    Check the igniter is clean, dry and free from debris.

    Dirt and debris around the igniter may prevent the spark from igniting the gas.

  • 6.

    Clean the igniter using a small nylon brush such as an old toothbrush and try lighting again.

  • 7.

    Check all burner parts are aligned correctly.

    Some gas cookers have a gas burner safety device to stop any gas leakage should the flame go out whilst cooking. Failure to align all parts correctly may result in the safety device stopping gas from being released.

  • 8.

    Check all burner parts are clean and dry.

  • 9.

    Check for strong draughts near the appliance as this may be affecting the lighting of the gas burner.

  • 10.

    Once you have re-fitted any parts of the burner removed, make sure all pieces are fitted and aligned correctly.

    If the parts are not correctly aligned the burner may not ignite. This is due to some models of gas burner having a gas burner safety device fitted to stop gas leaks.