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Light Gas Burners Without Power


  • 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)


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. Note that the SRT Wok burner cannot be lit manually.

Do not attempt to manually light ovens, griddles, French tops, and charbroilers without power, as they are higher output. It is also more difficult to reach their ignition areas with matches.


  • For safety reasons, only manually light gas surface burners without power.
  • Do not use surface burners to heat the kitchen.

Manual lighting instructions begin at the 1:11 timestamp.


  • 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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