Hardwick Gas Oven Spark Igniter wont turn off


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Old 08-23-10, 01:53 PM
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Hardwick Gas Oven Spark Igniter wont turn off

I have a older (70's) model Hardwick Gas Stove. All 5 top igniters work great, (4 burners and griddle). Oven igniter continues to spark even after pilot/main burner are lit. Stove sat for approx 2 yrs unused. Love the stove, just need help with the fix? Tried sanding the igniter tip, no luck, blew tip, bulb and burner off with compressed air, no luck. Any thoughts or advice?
 
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Hello bubbadadda and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and the Gas Appliances topic.

First thoughts that comes to mind, based on the work you have already done to resolve the problem...... is a weak capacitor in the spark module. Unable to hold a charge.

Another possibility is a defective control switch behind the temperature knob or within the ovens thermostat. Switch failing to open when not in use.

Retail parts dealers and appliances parts stores can also help determine what the possible problem may be based upon that specific brand and model. Bring the make, model and serial numbers. Dealers and appliances parts stores are listed in the phone book.

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Thanks for the advice. Big problem I have is that I cannot read the model number. About 3/4 of it is gone! Would a "generic" spark module work? At this point I am at a loss as to what to do, check or replace??? Also is the capacitor in the spark modulator replaceable?

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Rick
 
 

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