Ignitor won't Spark


Old 03-14-05, 06:25 AM
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Ignitor won't Spark

I've got an old oven/4 burner cooktop that came with the house I bought. It appears to be an ancient "Glenwood" model. I've called around, and none of the parts companies even recongnize the Model #.

When I first started using the cooktop, the 2 left burners ignited sporadically. Then they stopped sparking at all. I switched the ignitor wires where they plug into the plastic module in the back of the stove, and the now the left ignitors spark (and light), but right ignitor does not spark (will light with match).

So, it's pretty clear that the problem is not with the ignitors, but with the plastic module in the back, or something leading into the plastic module.

Thoughts on how to further troubleshoot??
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Old 03-14-05, 08:40 PM
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Sounds like you did a pretty good job.
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So, is there no other diagnostics I can run??
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Hello pcorad and Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic.

If the stove has a sparking module of any type or model, it can be replaced with either an OEM if available or a replacement of equal type. Not a part this is always specific to the brand appliance.

Remove the module and take it to the local appliance store with the stove brand name and model. The part can be replaced with most any generic part and work well.

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Old 03-28-05, 06:11 AM
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Thanks for the response. This is probably a very basic question, but I've looked at the links and have not found this answer: What is a module? Is it the plastic "box" that the ignitor wires, and all the other wires, plug into?
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