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Can you diagnose my gas stove burner that won't light?

One of the burners of my gas stove does not go "click click click" when I turn it to "light". It does light if I turn it on and then light any of the three other burners. Can anyone diagnose the problem? Any DIY fixes?
posted by xo on Apr 14, 2014 - 6 answers

 

It was (unfortunately, not such) a pleasure to burn

I left a non-stick pot on the stove with the burner on overnight -- is it safe to cook in it? [more inside]
posted by The Notorious B.F.G. on Jan 8, 2014 - 22 answers

How to replace a burner element?

I need to figure out how to remove my stove's glass top to replace a burner that's stopped working. [more inside]
posted by davebush on Apr 24, 2013 - 3 answers

Burner Burn Out

Do electric burners ever wear out? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on May 20, 2011 - 15 answers

Whyfore you play your fiddle, Nero? Burn my Blu-rays!

What's the best Blu-ray burning software out there? [more inside]
posted by CarlRossi on Apr 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Melty Styrofoam, Go Away

How can I remove melted styrofoam from an electric burner? [more inside]
posted by asphericalcow on Jan 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Why won't my oven burner light completely until it's very hot?

Our 3-yo Maytag oven is misbehaving, and I can't figure out what's going on. Symptoms: when the burner is lit only the 2/3's closest to where it connects to the gas-line actually light. The other 1/3 puts out nasty aldehydes until the thermostat registers about 250 *F. [more inside]
posted by dolface on Jul 8, 2010 - 9 answers

My smoke alarms work great. I wish I didn't know that.

Will ceramic that melted onto the burner cause my smoke alarm to go off? Will it cause any other problems? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Feb 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Water Heater/Oil Burner Question

How can I determine how much hot water my upstairs neighbors are using? [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim on Oct 30, 2009 - 31 answers

Best DVD Burner?

What's the best DVD burner? I need a new DVD burner, is there any reason I should buy one model over another, or should I just get whatever's on sale today? [more inside]
posted by davr on Sep 10, 2009 - 9 answers

External burner for MacBook Pro

My MacBook Pro no longer burns DVDs, and from what I can see it would cost more to fix it than to simply buy an external one. Anyone have any recommendations for a good burner?
posted by dearleader on May 27, 2009 - 14 answers

My gas grill has low flow.

My gas grill is broken. Why would the gas flow decrease so that I can only get one burner to cook on high? [more inside]
posted by rocketman on Mar 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Extracting phantom files from old CDRW

I have a legacy CDRW which shows up empty when mounted in either Linux or Windows. Extracting an iso image under linux via dd yields greppable strings which indicate files are hiding inside. How do I extract the files without knowing what format or filesystem they are in? [more inside]
posted by benzenedream on Oct 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Cost for a new hot water oil burner/furnace

(Oil Heat) - Getting a new oil burner / furnace. (1) How much should it cost, including installation, for a new oil furnace that's at least pretty good/efficient? (We've gotten one estimate, so far, for $10,000 (!) $11,000 for antifreeze pipe system.) What's the cost for the equipment vs cost of labor? (2) The $10K was for a System 2000. Is the System 2000 really that good? Anyone have one? How much did it cost? How much did it reduce your heating bills? [more inside]
posted by coffeefilter on Apr 2, 2008 - 6 answers

Cranky CD burner

CD burner on my Powerbook G4 is erratic. [more inside]
posted by Wolof on Mar 19, 2008 - 8 answers

I want to get an external DVD burner for my new Windows laptop. Suggestions?

I want to get an external DVD burner for my new Windows laptop. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by yoga on Dec 24, 2007 - 11 answers

It melted.

SOMEBODY in my household made a sandwich and left the empty bread wrapper draped over an electric burner on my stove. Which is now melted onto the coil. What is the easiest way to clean this off???
posted by konolia on Dec 17, 2007 - 12 answers

How do I convert VHS to DVDs or digital files using my laptop?

How do I convert VHS to DVDs or digital files using my laptop? [more inside]
posted by dorisfromregopark on Dec 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Tips for removing glass from a heating coil?

How do I safely remove glass that has melted to my stove? [more inside]
posted by crazy finger on Dec 3, 2007 - 17 answers

Which is screwed up, my DVD burner or my laptop?

I'm using Windows XP, and a 3 yr old external DVD+RW/-RW burner. Pacific Digital, NEC 2500a. I've been burning avis to DVD using Roxio 6 Drag to Disk. I have a great many dvds that aren't closed - partially burned, unformatted to work in any drive, they'll only work in the dvd burner with drag to disk. My dvd burner has suddenly stopped recognizing both THESE dvds, and also BLANK dvds, though it will read dvds I have burned before. The partially burned dvds and blank dvds give me a CD icon in My Computer, and will not open. It says something like "Incorrect function" when I try. This is also the error I used to get when I burned coasters. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on Nov 22, 2007 - 2 answers

Advise on camping burners?

I'm trying to find a cheapish single burner stove for camping, and a local store is selling the Primus Classic Trail burner, BUT has run out of Primus gas cylinders. Is it possible to use it with another brand? The girl in the store said it wasn't recommended, but how bad will it be: is it the "doesn't work well" type of not recommended, or the "might explode" type of not recommended? [more inside]
posted by easternblot on Aug 2, 2007 - 16 answers

No, it never has been on the level...

How to level a burner on a gas stove? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on Jan 11, 2007 - 4 answers

CD burning software for directory backups?

What's a good (preferably free) CD burner that I can use to do weekly data backups? In the ones I've tried, a "project" is a list of files; I want one that goes by directories instead, so it'll automatically include new files. I'm on WinXP.
posted by futility closet on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Big Buffer

What CD burners have the largest buffers? [more inside]
posted by iconjack on Sep 8, 2006 - 12 answers

Burner will not recognize 16x dvd-rs

Why will my burner not recognize my DVD-Rs as 16x? [more inside]
posted by weretable and the undead chairs on Jun 8, 2006 - 3 answers

DVD Burner b0rked

DVD-RWFilter: I burned a DVD ages ago, and on attempt to re-read, wimdows thinks it's blank. [more inside]
posted by weaponsgradecarp on Nov 8, 2005 - 8 answers

How do you control a Sony external DVD burner without its original software disk?

I recently bought a Sony external DVD/CD dual-layer burner (DRX-710UL/T), but didn't get the CD that comes with it and Sony won't sell me one. The four-year old Vaio laptop I'm using it on sees the device, but I have no way of controlling it. I know that Windows XP Pro (the Vaio's OS) supposedly has all the drivers built in. Is there an application that would act as an interface between the burner and the laptop? Or does anyone know where I can get a copy of the disk?
posted by Toolshed on Oct 4, 2005 - 7 answers

Slow DVD burning

I have two dvd burners in my computer. One is an old(er) LG that is capable of burning (with the right media) at 4x. Last week, I picked up a new one that is capable of burning at 8x. However, the burn times seem to be the same. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Aug 10, 2005 - 11 answers

24 hours w/o music is bad news

GrrFilter: Are the CD-Rs I bought just really crummy? [more inside]
posted by hamster on Jun 23, 2005 - 16 answers

Do CD burners grow old and die?

The CD burner in my 1GHz PIII era computer has been acting flakey lately, getting halfway thru a burn and then crapping out with an error, or just causing the burning software to hang, such that I have to kill it. [more inside]
posted by ackptui on Jun 5, 2005 - 6 answers

Apple DVD Burning

I want burn DVD's, but I want to do it on my Mac and PC. I had an external enclosure, so I could move the drive between PC and mac easily. The proble is it wouldn't let me use my Optorite DVD drive to write DVD's on my Mac, only to read them. Where can I find a list of the DVD writers that OS X supports natively? [more inside]
posted by gaby on May 9, 2005 - 6 answers

Freeware DVD Burners

Are there any decent freeware/shareware DVD burning programs for win XP or should I bite the bullet and buy Nero?
posted by 445supermag on Nov 27, 2004 - 7 answers

Archiving VHS To DVD?

Do any MeFites have ideas/experience/recommendations for a way to archive VHS tapes to DVD? So far my Google-fu has turned up software that requires having to add video cards to computers, plus a DVD burner, etc. My work would prefer a product that is a stand-alone thing that you can pop in a tape, then convert it to DVD and pop out a DVD. Is there such a thing?
posted by Lynsey on Aug 26, 2004 - 9 answers

What is a good, freeware replacement for Nero or other CD authoring software?

The new DVD burner (an NEC ND-2510A), didn't come with any burning software. I know I can get the express version of Nero 6 for a couple bucks, but does anybody know of a good small DVD burning program (preferably freeware) for Windows XP that would be downloadable on dialup? Sourceforge and Tucows, my usual trusted sites, are turning up bupkiss.
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Jul 5, 2004 - 5 answers

DVD +/- RW format war.

I am thinking of buying an internal DVD burner for my PC. A DVD-RW unit costs about 70% of what a DVD+RW one does. I understand that the +R format is supposed to be "better", but less compatible than the -R one. Which should I get? [more inside]
posted by signal on Apr 12, 2004 - 14 answers

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