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GE Monogram Issues: ignitor clicks w/no flame, has gas. Ignitor clicks, flame on

GE Monogram Issues: ignitor clicks w/no flame, has gas. Ignitor clicks, flame on


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Old 01-10-23, 08:56 AM
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GE Monogram Issues: ignitor clicks w/no flame, has gas. Ignitor clicks, flame on

Referring to Model #ZGW125EN1SS. Having a hard time finding anything out about his unit. There are two issues. #1 The ignitor clicks but does not ignite. It is getting gas as the owner uses a lighter to light it. Told him to clean out the little tiny pinhole feeding gas to the ignitor with a needle (if this unit has that little pinhole). Also suggested cleaning the ignitor contacts with a little contact cleaner and either fine sand paper or a brass brush. #2 A different Ignitor (than in issue #1) continues to click even when flame is on. Again, I informed him to try cleaning the ignitor. Its not so much diagnosing the issue that I need help with, unless someone has some other input to offer, I'd gladly except. What I'm looking for is part numbers for the ignitor or anything that may need to be replaced.
 
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Is there spark at the burner?
 
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Old 01-10-23, 02:22 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

That doesn't like a GE model number and it's not listed in the monogram line.
I need the model to be able to comment.

 
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Old 02-06-23, 10:49 AM
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My apologies for the late reply. I did not receive any notifications that there was a reply to my post. No, for the one that he has to light with a lighter, there is no spark on the ignitor. I just need a part number to have it replaced. As far as the other issue goes, I have no idea what part I need. I did read in a previous thread on here that it is not detecting the flame and that is why it continues to click. There is a sensor or something that senses the flame that may need to be replaced from what I understand. If any of you have any information on that part # as well, that would be greatly appreciated. It is definitely a ge monogram. I have attached the photos he sent to me with model numbers. in one of the measuring photos you can clearly see it is a ge monogram.







 
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Old 02-06-23, 10:52 AM
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I included the photos of the griddle model number to verify his setup
 
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Old 02-06-23, 12:49 PM
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Unfortunately that unit looks to be almost 25 years old. GE is showing minimal support for it and the igniters are not listed as a replacement part. They've pushed to have the Monogram line be high end. Many technicians don't work on them. You may need to contact the Monogram service specialists for service. I can leave you their number if you want it.

You may need to disassemble the burner to service the existing igniter.
Unless it's physically cracked... it should be ok.
The link below is just to show you a similar igniter.
There is a clip that holds it in the stove top near the burner and the wire connects on to the bottom.
Igniter example
 
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Thanks for the response! Yea, that is very unfortunate. He had a tech out already that wanted to replace the entire gas/ignition for a lot $$$ so he came to me to see if there was a cheaper option. If the ignitor isn't getting a spark though I would assume the ignitor itself is bad considering the click is there meaning the electrical is working. The link you gave me will not fit then, it is just a similar ignitor? Assuming no info on the other issue?
The contact number can be helpful. Much appreciated!
 

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I found a manual and going to have him order (if he wants to) the spark module, part #WB21X10029. The ignitor, part #WB13K5058 is obsolete so as you say, as long as it's not cracked, it should be fine. I hope that's the case because I cannot find it anywhere. There's got to be something out there that can be used to replace it.
 
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Old 02-07-23, 11:15 AM
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That is a 4 point reignition module. Four gas burner switches control the four inputs and it has four independent outputs. When the knob is turned on the spark for that burner is activated. When the flame creates a short between the igniter and ground... the spark stops. If the flame blows out.... the flame short is gone and it resparks.

Ok.... so you know what the igniter looks like. There should be one on each burner. The burner caps should be removable and the igniter should be clearly visible. Compare the working burners to the non working one.

If you hear the spark... then it is sparking..... you need to find out where. It needs to be sparking directly to the burner/burner cap and should be visible. It's not out of the question for the wire to fall off the igniter. Turning the lights off so it's dark can be helpful too.
 
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Ok, I'll have him look at that. I've already asked him previously if there was a spark on the one that does not light on it's own. He said no. The other one lights, just doesn't stop clicking even though the flame is lit. I'm still questioning whether or not it's the spark module as there is a lefter burner plate and a right. One burner works perfectly fine on the left and one on the right works perfectly fine.
 
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Old 02-07-23, 12:32 PM
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It can be the module but if you are hearing a spark but not seeing it... the module won't know what to do.

With that module you could actually move the burners around.
The burner control and the burner must remain together but you can move them to a different channel on the spark module. Take a picture of the wiring before moving anything or replacing the module.
 

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