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Wolf Gas Surface Burner Ignition


  • Is there a safety feature that will turn off a gas burner if boil-over, spill occurs?
  • When does the surface burner reignite, why does a gas burner try to reignite?
  • What would cause the burner not to reignite?
  • When is service needed for burner reignition issues?
  • How long does it take, how many seconds should it take, for a gas surface burner to ignite?
  • Should the surface burner light with a certain amount of time?


      How to Use

      For instructions on how to use the gas surface burners, see Gas Surface Burner Operation.


      • Common issues that cause an ignitor to click after ignition include:
        • Increased or decreased gas pressure
        • Increased or decreased airflow over burner
        • Wet electrode or burner
        • Burner assembly out of alignment
      • Ignitors can be cleaned gently with a soft-bristle toothbrush if noticeably dirty.
      • If ignitors are cracked, broken, or loose, contact Factory Certified Service for repairs.

      For further burner troubleshooting, see:

      If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

      How It Works

      Gas surface burners ignite in approximately three to four seconds.

      • Liquid Propane (LP) models may take slightly longer to ignite the first time of the day.
      • As long as the valve is open to the burner on a gas product, gas is delivered.

      Once a gas burner ignites on a Wolf product, a resistance is created between the electrode (ignitor) and the burner.

      • Any change to this electrical resistance, whether it is an increase or decrease, causes the electrode to attempt a reignition; this is normal operation.
      • Ignitor clicking with a non-operational burner may indicate a decrease in electrical resistance.
      • Ignitor clicking with an operational burner may indicate an increase in electrical resistance.
      • The ignitor is electric. It will only spark if power is supplied to the unit. If the ignitor continues to spark after turning the circuit breaker off, the unit is on a different circuit.


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