magic chief spark module

Old 12-04-04, 06:58 AM
mike repko
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hello i think i have narrowed it down to spark module have week spark at front two burners magic chief model 6498xrs with non hinge top how do i axcess the spark unit cant seem to find any instructions
Old 12-05-04, 10:59 AM
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Hello Mike. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If only the two front burners appear to be having a weak spark, not likely to be the module but possible. Cleaning the effected sparkers usually resolves the problem. As would the cleanliness and clearance (gap) between the sparking element and the grounding locating where the spark jumps to.

I would highly suggest you first insure the above two or checked and serviced before replacing the sparking module. Replacing the module may not be necessary and/or may not resolve the problem.

When cleaning, try a thin strip of fine grit sanding paper or stell wool. Be sure to clean the area of sand grit or steel wool well, once cleaning is done. Retest. May solve the problem or condition.

The sparkers themselves may be wornout. Replacement is than required. If all else fails, than and only than should the module be suspected.

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