The gas stove is one of the most important cooking tools in the kitchen. Gas stoves are generally used by Indonesians in cooking because they are easier and simpler to use. However, in its use, unwanted problems sometimes occur, one of which is a gas stove that does not ignite.
When you’re about to use the gas stove but it does not turn on, it could be very frustrating. Not to mention when the meal schedule is tight and the stomach is growling. For this reason, this must be handled immediately or better addressed so that this incident does not happen again.
Beforehand, it is necessary to know the causes of a gas stove that does not ignite. The following are some of the reasons for that problem:
1. The Gas Has Run Out
LPG or liquefied petroleum gas that has run out is the main reason the gas stove is unable to turn on. It seems that most people already know this. Sometimes people realize that the gas runs out too late because they don’t check it first, so when they want to use it, they regret that they didn’t check it first.
The sign of LPG that is about to run out is a strong smell of gas emitting around the kitchen. When this condition is better, you immediately replace your gas cylinder with a new one so you don’t regret it later.
In addition, the way to check for run out gas is to turn the gas stove knob and listen to the gas hoses whether you hear a hiss or not. If you can hear something, it means that there is still gas, but if there is no hissing sound, then you can be sure that the gas has run out and there is no gas.
A simpler way is to install a regulator which is accompanied by a scale that shows the amount of gas in the tube as shown below:
2. Clogged Gas Flow
A gas stove that does not ignite can be caused by the gas flow from LPG that does not reach the stove because it is clogged by something. This blockage can occur in the most important part of the gas stove, namely the regulator part or on the stove hose.
The blockage can occur due to damage to the two parts or the position of the hose and the regulator that needs to be repaired. If the stove hose is fine, then you only need to gently beat the stove hose so that the gas flow smoothly.
Meanwhile, if the blockage occurs in the regulator and the regulator is in good condition, it is possible that the rubber at the mouth of the tube is not tight so that a leak occurs and the gas does not flow into the tube hose. So make sure the gas cylinder installation with the regulator is tightly attached.
3. Damage on the Regulator
Clogged gas flow can also occur due to damage to the regulator so that the installation of the regulator to the gas cylinder is not completely tight. As a result of the lack of density, the gas does not flow into the tube hose but instead gets out into the air.
Apart from being wasteful, this can also cause gas leaks which can lead to exploded LPG. Of course this is very dangerous. For this reason, after installing the gas, wait a moment until there is no smell of gas then you can use the stove.
To fix the regulator, it is necessary to check the insertion of the tube whether it is functioning properly or not. In certain conditions, it may only need to be pruned so that it is in good position again.
In addition, it is also necessary to check the connector of the regulator with the stove hose, whether there is a leak or damage. If the damage is severe enough it will need to be replaced with a new one.
4. Dirt on the Burner
Dirt on the burner prevents the gas from flowing so that the gas stove does not turn on. This dirt can form because there is something that accidentally enters, such as insects that enter and get trapped, the remains of dirt from the tube and so on.
For this reason, it is necessary to clean the dirt by dismantling the stove and cleaning the dirt manually. However, if the dirt is stubborn, it is necessary to replace the burner.
5. Problem on Stove Lighters
Gas stoves that do not turn on can be caused due to damage to the stove lighter, so that it cannot start the fire. The stove lighter can be damaged because the lighter cable is disconnected or there is dirt clogging the end of the stove lighter so it doesn’t work properly.
To overcome this, the lighter wire needs to be returned to its original position and clean the end of the stove lighter so that it can create a fire again. However, if the damage is due to a worn stove lighter, it needs to be replaced with a new lighter.
6. Damaged Gas Stove Knop
A damaged stove knob can make the stove can’t ignite. This is because if the knob has a problem, the gas flow supply will be blocked too.
On the stove knob there is a nozzle which functions to adjust the size of the gas flow. If the nozzle has a problem, the gas flow is not smooth or doesn’t even flow so that the stove can’t ignite. This can be caused because the nozzle is covered with dirt.
To repair this damage, the stove knob needs to be disassembled with pliers or the appropriate keys. After the nozzle part is cleaned, the spinner is also cleaned until it is completely clean. After that put the knob back in and don’t forget to try turning on the gas stove again and see the changes.
Those are some of the reasons the gas stove can’t ignite. Given that there are many types of gas stoves, maybe the causes and solutions will be different for each type. The advantages and disadvantages of gas stoves also differ from one another.
If you have tried to fix it and it still can’t turn on, then ask an expert to fix it. And always be careful every time you use a gas stove.