Patent Number: 6,254,381

Title: Sealed gas burner electrode assembly

Abstract: A gas burner assembly providing a fast and reliable spark ignition of an air/gas mixture includes a support member, mounted in a side wall aperture of the gas burner, through which an end portion of an ignition electrode extends and at least one internal flow passage for directing the mixture directly to a terminal end of the electrode at the side wall of the gas burner. The terminal end of the electrode is substantially recessed relative to the side wall at the aperture. Preferably, a plurality of annularly spaced passages are formed in the support member, with each passage being open to the electrode such that each passage is defined, at least in part, by a section of the electrode.

Inventors: Baynham; James (Cleveland, TN), Roden; Jimmy C. (Chattanooga, TN)

Assignee: Maytag Corporation

International Classification: F24C 3/00 (20060101); F24C 3/10 (20060101); F23Q 3/00 (20060101); F24C 003/10 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018