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How to Position the Burner Head and Cap

Positioning the Burner Head and Burner Cap on your KitchenAid Cooktop

The burner cap must be seated on the burner base to light and perform properly. If you are experiencing any of the below concerns, you may need to adjust or clean your burners:

  • A single burner not lighting
  • Uneven flames
  • Flames too high or too low
  • Abnormal flame colors

Installing the Burner Cap

When installing the burner cap, make sure the pins are properly aligned with the burner cap.  The burner cap should fit flush with the burner base and have very little side-to-side movement. Always keep the burner cap in place when using a surface burner Typical burners are shown below:

Exploded view of Standard and Dual Flame Surface Burner showing cap, spreader and electrode         Exploded view of Dual Tier Surface Burner showing inner and outer cap        Exploded view of Even-Heat Surface Burner showing inner cap, inner and outer spreaderCorrect and incorrect position of burner cap and burner base

To clean the burner caps: 

A clean burner cap will help avoid poor ignition and uneven flames. Always clean the burner cap after a spillover and routinely remove and clean the caps.  Do not reinstall wet caps on burners. Clean with a nonabrasive plastic scrubbing pad and mildly abrasive cleaner.  

  • Do not clean burner caps in the oven during a Self-Cleaning cycle.
  • Do not wash burner caps in the dishwasher.

Be sure the correct burner cap is on the correct burner base.  The burner base and the underside of the burner cap may have a mark indicating which burner cap and burner base match. 

 

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