- Check if the gas line to the range is connected and the valve is in the "open" position. Make sure the control knobs on the surface are in the "off" position.
- Lift the grates and lay them on the side in a safe place. Wrap a flathead screwdriver with a soft, thin cloth. This is so you don't scratch the side of your stove top. Insert the wrapped screwdriver into the edge where the cook top meets the body of the range and pry the cook top off. Lift the cook top carefully and place it on a nearby table or on a clean floor.
- Look for the ports of the pilot lights in the center of the cooking area of the stove top. The pilot lights look like twin circles in the center of the area where each pair of metal grates sits. Strike a match away from you and touch it to the pilot light. The blue gas flame should shoot up. Light each pilot light the same way.
- Put the cook top back on top of the range. Place your hands on either side of the cook top and push it into place. Place the grates back into their positions.
Things You Will Need
- Flathead screwdriver
- Soft, thin cloth
- Use a toothpick to clean and remove food and debris from gas burner holes.