Whirlpool Super Cap 465-no click, no flam


Old 08-23-11, 07:08 AM
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Whirlpool Super Cap 465-no click, no flam

Good Morning,

I have the above stove Model # SF315PEED, sn#RH0223382. It is a gas stove but the igniter is electric, so forgive me if I'm in the incorrect arena.

We have been lighting our stove top with matches for the last week. There has been no click on any of the 4 burners, but the gas is releasing to light. The top has been lifted and I tried one of the knobs and it clicked a little. Checked the rest and they are clicking now too. I am wondering if I should just order the replacement igniter module or if it could be at the switch itself where it is acting up.

I am also wondering if I need to replace the gas burner control component
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because the back "tube" is loose, as in I can turn the tube and spring a full revolution on the metal base.

Thanks for the help.

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Old 08-24-11, 04:09 AM
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Hello CJ. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

The burner holding plate in the photos isn't likely needed unless flames appear beneath the burner at the area where you say it is loose. Might remove the plate and see if there is a screw holding base in place or the piece screws into the plate. Might just have come slightly loosened....

As far as the sparking or non sparking is concerned, if there is no sparking when one specific knob is turned, then it is likely only that one top burner switch is defective. However, if there is no sparking regardless of which top burner knob is rotated, then the no spark condition is most likely a result of a defective spark module.

If the sparking resumed when the top lid was lifted and works fine when the lid was lowered into place, might be a loose connection in one of the terminal wire ends or elsewhere. Not a result of a defective switch, etc. Be sure the electrical power is off or the appliance is unplug before checking. Electrical shock......is a possibility if the appliance isn't unplugged.

Retail local appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problems 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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Old 08-24-11, 08:28 PM
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Thank you for your input. The oven is 13 years old so it could very well be the spark module (what I called the igniter module). I will go back and check for a loose connection first as it clicked all four burners when I had the lid up but did not repeat (or repair itself : ( haha) when I put the lid back down. The click was also weaker than what I would get under normal operation. Unfortunately, I had to stop investigating and start cooking! I'll fill you in when I get a round tuit (get it? around to it? sorry for the poor humor it's passed my bedtime.)

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