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Gas stove igniter modification.


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03-10-17, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)  
Gas stove igniter modification.

Several of the igniters were either very weak, or making no spark at all. Ordered new igniters and that didnt help... sanded stuff down, and that didnt help either. After some trial and error, i discovered that placing a small piece of copper wire next to the ceramic igniter made them all spark strongly like they are supposed to. Is this anything that would cause a problem? I did it to two of the igniters, and it resulted in a spark that looks normal.

Here are some pics of the wire, and how i placed it next to the igniter:





And here is a video of them sparking:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uicanauVBUE

 
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03-10-17, 01:52 AM   #2 (permalink)  
If you have a problem with all the igniters then you probably have a weak spark module.
The pieces of wire you put there made the gap smaller and easier for the spark to jump.

It's not a proper repair but it shouldn't be dangerous as you are not affecting the gas flow.


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03-10-17, 09:16 PM   #3 (permalink)  
Thanks PJ.

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03-10-17, 10:52 PM   #4 (permalink)  
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