Maytag gas cooktop, ignitors do not click

Old 09-24-07, 02:27 PM
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Maytag gas cooktop, ignitors do not click

Maytag MGS5536BDS, statinless steel gas cooktop,.
When I turn on the burners, the ignitors no longer click.
I can light the burner with a mtach. Any advice on how to diganose/fix the problem
Old 10-01-07, 05:09 AM
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Hello tjohnson87. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If there is electrical power to the appliance, the spark module may be defective or the fuse may be blown. Some spark modules have a fuse, which is located next to the module under the protective cover.

If the fuse visually appears to be okay it may not be. A continuity test would be required to determine it's condition. If the fuse needs to be replaced, use only an appliance fuse designed for the appliacation. All fuses are not the same or equal.

If the fuse is okay or there isn't one, the spark module may be defective or burned out. Removal and replacement is the only option. They are a non repairable item. Be sure to turn off or unplug the appliance before attempting any tests or repairs.

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Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be also. They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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Hey, I fixed my Maytag range top today! It has been months since we had a pro gas company guy say he couldn't fix it, said it needed a new ignition module, which he couldn't find (don't get that, guess they weren't that good)...anyway, I went online and found a parts place and a week later had a module that was an exact replacement...sooo, put it in today and guess what, didn't work! Still had no sparkie on used a voltage tick (an inexpensive, audible, voltage indicator) to determine that voltage was leaving the controls on top but not arriving at the module down be the broiler drawer...turns out the wire running down the side between the cover and the oven was actually was broken inside the insulation and as I was wiggling it it broke and shorted against the side, popping the circuit breaker! So the better way to test that wire would be to turn off the power and test the continuity with a meter..anyway, be safe, and I'm glad I finally figured mine out..oh yeah, I haven't replaced the wire yet, I'll get it from an appliance guy, it's a special high-temperature wire...I did do a jury-rig test and it worked great.

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