Light Gas Burners Without Power

Topics:

  • Manually light surface burners on Gas Range, Dual Fuel (DF), Sealed Burner Rangetop (SRT), or Cooktop (CT) during power outage
  • Can a charbroiler or griddle be ignited or lit when the power is out?
  • Light burner without electricity
  • Can a gas oven be lit manually?
  • Manually light surface burners for unit on natural gas (NG) or propane (LP)

Steps to Verify Issue:

In case of a power outage, relight the surface burners manually on Wolf gas appliances.

  1. Turn the control knob to HIGH, then use a minimum 6" ignitor to manually light the burner.
  2. Hold the flame near the perimeter of the burner ring.
  3. Light each burner individually.

Caution:

  • For safety reasons, only manually light gas surface burners without power.
  • Do not attempt to manually light ovens, griddles, French tops, and charbroilers without power as they are higher output. It is more difficult to reach their ignition areas with matches.
  • The SRT Wok burner cannot be lit manually.
  • Do not use surface burners to heat the kitchen.

Manual lighting instructions begin at the 1:11 timestamp.

Notes:

  • Surface burners can be lit manually regardless if the supply is natural gas or propane.
  • The Dual Fuel Range surface burners are gas, and can be lit manually. The oven is electric and will not work during a power outage.
  • Model IM15/S starting with serial number 16115412 cannot be manually lit. An electronically activated gas solenoid valve was added to the IM15 at serial number 16115412 that prevents manual ignition.
  • All Wolf gas burners normally light with electronic ignitors.
  • Monitor the gas burner closely. With no electricity, there is no automatic reignition.

Refer to the product Use and Care Guide for further information.

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