igniter on the stove does not shut off


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Old 07-07-10, 05:34 PM
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igniter on the stove does not shut off

the igniter on one of the burners of the electric stove keeps firing the spark. I unplugged the stove and plugged it back and still keeps firing the spark. Any idea how to fix this? Thanks.
 
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Old 07-09-10, 12:56 AM
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Hello Ritchby. Welcome to Gas Appliances topic and our Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

Several possibilities may exist. You'll need to determine which one applies. Based upon recent events.

If moisture or water or any type liquid has gotten onto the switch below the top burner knob, it is shorting out the switch causing the sparking at that one burner.

Solution is to dry that one switch out. Info on the procedure is contained in the sticky note HERE

If that was or isn't the case, the switch may be stuck in the closed position, shorted out or defective. Replace it.

If you're handy with an "OHM" meter, disconnect the appliance from the wall electrical source and due a continuity test. No continuity should exist when switch is turned off or removed from valve stem.

Also possible the spark module is defective, if all sparker's are sparking. Solution is to replace the spark module.

All the possible causes and solutions in that sticky note. Read it and find the solution(s) there.

Read The Sticky Help Note In This Topic:
Range-Stove-Oven-Broiler Basic Help Information & Manufacturers Web Sites. Range/Stove/Oven/Broiler Info, Leak Detection, Fault Codes, Fuel Conversion & Links - DoItYourself.com Community Forums

Cautionary Reminder Note:
Before attempting any repairs, be sure to unplug the appliance from the wall receptacle power source first.


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Old 07-09-10, 04:13 PM
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Hi Sharp Advice,

The problem seems to be in the switch itself. I'm going to follow the procedure outlined in the link to clean it and troubleshoot it. Thanks a lot for your help.
 
 

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