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GE Monogram gas range wont stop clicking


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04-04-16, 05:13 PM   #1  
GE Monogram gas range wont stop clicking

I have an 11 year old Monogram Range ( ZDP48L6DH1SS) that will not stop clicking. It's been happening for about 3 years. The igniters all have sparks. 3 of the 6 burners will stop clicking as soon as there is flame, 3 will not. One of the clickers will stop clicking if I leave the burner on high and place a pot/pan on it. I believe the "sensor" is picking up the heat and then saying its okay.
I scoured google for answers and haven't found it. Burners and igniters are clean(sort of) and dry. I really don't have the money call in a repair person. I'm starting to hear clicking in my sleep. HELP!!!

Any ideas would be appreciated

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04-04-16, 05:42 PM   #2  
Welcome to the forums.

Your stove uses a six point ignition module. There is a switch line from every burner control knob and there are six spark electrodes. The spark electrodes sit under the burner cap. They spark when the knob is turned on and they stop sparking when the flame contacts the electrode and ground.... or the burner cap. This system uses the flame as a conductor to sense ignition.... not heat.

If the electrode is dirty or the burner is dirty the flame cannot bridge the electrode properly and the spark won't stop. You can exchange electrodes to see if the problem moves.

Spark electrode/igniter OEM part # WB02X10822
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It is also possible that the re-ignition spark module is defective. The OEM part # WB13K10031.
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Both parts are relatively expensive so you need to determine which is bad by swapping the igniters or cleaning them better.


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11-26-16, 08:14 PM   #3  
I'm having the same problem !

Pete, I'm having the same issue with a ZDP36N6. How do you clean the spark module?

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12-10-16, 12:05 PM   #4  
I am having a similar issue. Ever since a couple of spill overs on the stove, the igniter on my GE Monogram keeps clicking on high but when I reduce the flame, the igniter stops. The longer the flame stays on, the more I can increase the flame. I tried cleaning with alcohol several times but with no luck. I truely think it's just dirty but could it have failed during the spill overs?

 
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12-10-16, 02:26 PM   #5  
Welcome to the forums.

The spark module is an electronic box that generates the spark. It doesn't get cleaned.

It's the other part I posted..... the electrode..... that gets cleaned. It's very important that the flame only create a short across that part. It it is all gooked up then the flame cannot bridge it and the spark module doesn't know the flame is lit.

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01-21-17, 05:04 AM   #6  
Monogram clicking

My burners for my GE monogram doesn't stop clicking at low and high on two burners. I identify the difference between the burners that work vs the one that don't by the little holes at the bottom of burner not having flames. What would be the cause of this problem? I have images that I will try and post.

 
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01-21-17, 06:39 PM   #7  
As I previously mentioned.... the igniter is an important part of the flame detection system. It must have the flame contacting it. If it's dirty it will shunt the flame signal to ground and it will keep sparking.


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03-26-18, 05:46 PM   #8  
I have a GE Monogram cooktop with igniter problems as well. Model #ZGU375LSD1SS. Up until two weeks ago I had no problems. All of a sudden the igniter continuously clicks whenever any of the burners is turned on. It goes off immediately when the burner is shut off. I have disassembled every burner as much as you can from above and cleaned them thoroughly, but nothing has helped.

It is my assumption that if a dirty electrode/burner was the problem, then the igniter would only keep clicking when the affected burner is lit. Does the fact that my igniter keeps clicking at all five burners when any of them is turned on point to a more central problem? Where is the flame detection signal processed? -in the spark module?

Thank you in advance for any help.
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03-26-18, 06:38 PM   #9  
Welcome to the forums.

This thread's a little old but we'll carry on.

Your cooktop shows a 5 point re-ignition system. Five burners.... maybe a central griddle. Most of the re-ignition modules only activate the individual burner.... yours does not.

From the owners manual....
All five igniters make clicking sounds and spark even when only a single burner is being turned on. Do not touch any of the burners when the igniters are clicking. The burners on this cooktop relight automatically if the flame goes out. This helps prevent the inconvenience of having to manually relight a burner. Occasionally, the burners may spark if excess wind or draft blows the flame away from the burner’s flame sensor.

With that being said.... the module sparks all the burners at the same time. It should monitor the one that is turned on for ignition. Do you have a problem with just one burner are all of them doing the same thing ?

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03-27-18, 03:22 AM   #10  
Thanks Pete,
Every burner behaves the same. All burners spark and never shut off, regardless of which burner was turned on.

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03-27-18, 09:46 AM   #11  
That would indicate a defective spark module. OEM part # WB13T10076.


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04-12-18, 02:31 PM   #12  
Replacing the spark module fixed everything. Thanks for the help Pete.

 
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04-12-18, 03:24 PM   #13  
You're welcome. Glad to help.

This thread is getting too large to bring out into the active forums so it will remain in our searchable archives for future reference. If you have questions that weren't answered here.... feel free to start a new thread and refer back to this one.


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