Safety question, gas cooktop
We have a dual fuel, double oven ge profile freestanding range. We have had it about 5 years.
The gas cooktop has no pilot but electric igniters. If you turn the knob quickly it does not ignite but does let gas flow. There doesnt appear to be any kind of safety mechanism. Today we found the back burner hissing but not lit. We have no idea how long this had been going on, if the dog jumped on the stove or we somehow turned it on unknowingly.
A man who came to the house recentlynto repair a dishwasher checked with 'the engineer' who said, its working correctly, that is just an on/off switch on the cooktop on that model.
Is this working correctly, ie nomsafety mechanism to make sure burner is lit. Do the newer gas cooktops work the same way, ie no safety mechanism?