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Wolf Range Burner Won’t Ignite? Solve It With Our Step-by-Step Guide.

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If your Wolf range burner won’t ignite, you’re not alone. A range burner that refuses to ignite is a common problem that can be resolved quickly with our step-by-step guide.

Problem Solved: Wolf Range Burner Won’t Ignite

Wolf range burner won’t ignite? Don’t let that stop your dinner plans! Follow our steps below to get your range burner igniting correctly again, and your dinner back on track.

Check Power Connections

The first step is to check the power connections to your Wolf range. Even if your range is gas-fueled, it still needs electricity for the igniter to spark. Make sure that the power cord is plugged into a working outlet, and that the circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped. Also, as a rule of thumb, never plug any of your major home appliances into extension cords.


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If your range won’t turn on after checking all power connections, it’s a good possibility that your range burner is dirty and needs to be cleaned.

How to Clean Wolf Burners 

A dirty or clogged burner is one of the most common reasons for a Wolf gas range not lighting. A range burner does not light when food debris, spills, or grease block the passage of gas. The blocked burner prevents the flow of gas, preventing the burner from igniting. Make sure you know how to clean a Wolf gas range regularly. However, if Wolf range burner won’t ignite? Cleaning the burner may resolve this problem.


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How to Clean Wolf Burner:

  1. Before beginning, ensure that all burner components are completely cooled. Do not attempt this cleaning process if the range is the least bit warm.
  2. Ensure the power cord is unplugged and/or the circuit breaker to the range is turned off.
  3. Dampen a soft washcloth with warm water.
  4. Spray your favorite mild detergent or kitchen degreaser onto the cloth. Do NOT spray directly into the burner, as it can cause further damage.
  5. Disassemble the burner and handwash all parts with the cloth and degreaser. While it may be tempting, do not put any of these components into the dishwasher, as it could damage their enamel surface and performance.
  6. For lingering debris in small holes and hard-to-reach areas, use an old toothbrush or cotton swab to clean.
  7. Rinse each burner component thoroughly with warm water and allow to air dry. For extra moisture in small crevices, use the corner of a paper towel to dry.
  8. Once all burner parts are dry, reassemble the burner and test for it’s ability to ignite.

Check for Moisture Around the Burner

If your Wolf range burner won’t light after cleaning, there may be moisture left behind that is limiting the igniter’s ability to spark. The spark needed to ignite the gas must be produced by the igniter, which must be dry. If the igniter does not fire when lighting the burner, check for any water, cleaners, or spills that may have gotten into the igniter well. Use a cotton swab to clean out the well and remove any moisture, then try to light the burner again.

Allow for extra drying time before attempting to relight the burner. Aim a hairdryer at the burner for several minutes to rapidly eliminate remaining moisture to speed up the process.

If you’ve tried all of the tips in our guide and your Wolf range burner still won’t ignite, it’s time to call in the professionals. DeserTech is a trusted name in Wolf range repair, and we can have your range up and running like new again in no time. Don’t let a faulty burner stop you from cooking dinner – call us today!

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