Piezo

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  1. MichelleRyall

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    Our Piezo igniter has failed on our brand new MH cooker (spinflo). Worked fine on the Sat night, Sun morning no spark. Hubby and daughter (both engineers, one combustion ) had a look...nothing obvious. Checked all the usual things. I am not particularly bothered to be honest, lighter and matches are fine. Our dealer reckons he has has about 4 in every 20 fail!! Just interested to find out if this is a common problem.
     
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    My Piezo lighter doesn't work if I turn the habitation power off at the control panel. It catches me out every time. Could this possibly be the cause?
     
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    piezo ignition isnt dependent on power but most modern hobs arent piezo, piezo is the older type of igniter that have a definate click in the part you press as it works by hammering a quartz crystal to produce electric current to fire a spark ,think older central heating boilers where you hold one button and ignite with another
    electronic ignition needs power to use it and you only hear the spark click on the hob as the part you press is only a switch
     
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    Taran Lass is correct !!:RollEyes: my Auto Trail does the same ! switch on the hab and all is OK !!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Done that sadly no luck :Sad:
     
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    Thanks for the explanation.:thumb:
     
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