Gas Ring Won't Stay On

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  1. Jez and Lin

    Jez and Lin Funster Life Member

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    I can light it ok but when I release the button for that particular ring it goes out. I've taken it apart and cleaned the gas jet with no success. Could it be the Thermocouple? or any other ideas?
     
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    is it the same for all of them? if not I would think something is misaligned (y)
     
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    No its just one of the 4 rings on the hob. Its the most used one so I thought it might of got sooted up but the jet seems clear. I would say its unlikely anything is unaligned as up until now I haven't taken any of it apart and nothing has been knocked.
     
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    the plate in the middle has to be sat on correctly, every time Bev cleans our hob I have to 'mend' ours
     
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    As it is just the one, I would say Thermalcouple..(y)
     
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    Yes I know what you mean but mine screws down so you can't knock it off centre.
     
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    Thanks Mo, I was thinking the same.
     
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    sorry I have peaked now, but at least you have 3 others :)
     
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    Jez make sure the flame is covering the sensor next to the burner. We have one burner that has had the same problem adjusting the sensor position solved the problem. If no go then new thermocouple required.
    Rex
     
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    Had the same problem on two burners.. discovered it was accumulated burnt on dirt under the plate which reduces the flame and in turn fails to heat the thermocouple sufficiently..

    Unscrew the top plate on the burner and check that it and the burner is clean.. while you are at it.. good idea to clean them all..
     
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    What model hob have you got ? Two of our rings wouldn't stay alight on our Cramer hob, I removed the front plate with the control knobs on and wiggled the Lucar connectors from the thermocouples, been fine ever since (y)
     
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    We occasionally have a similar problem.
    By opening a drawer next to the hob I can just reach the ignition wires for the offending hot plate. Usually by jiggling the wires it goes back to working properly.
     
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