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Gas stove surface burner sparks continuously?

Posted by DanO on October 30th, 2004 02:31 PM
In reply to Igniter by Rugger on October 30th, 2004 11:26 AM [Go to top of thread]

** We have a Modern Maid, sealed burner, gas w/ auto ignition stove and oven. The auto ignition will intermeditely ignite continuously **

I assume you are talking about the surface burner(s) and not the oven burner?

In order for the ignition spark of the surface burner to stop, it must get grounded. That usually occurs through the burner's flame when it is in close proximity to the spark electrode on the burner.

The circuit not getting grounded could be due to a dirty spark electrode or the gas flame not getting close enough to it (ie. plugged gas ports on the burner, flame out of adjustment, etc.).

That symptom could also be caused by the system sparking elsewhere instead or in addition to at the burner like could be caused by a cracked spark electrode insulator, the connecting wire to it being shorted to ground elsewhere in the appliance (which can happen if the wires melt, etc.) or failure to stop could just be caused by a defective 'spark module'.

If you need to replace any parts of the appliance, you can read about what information is needed to get the correct ones in the 'Repair Parts' section of my site linked below.


Dan O.
The Appliance Information Site

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Topic History:

  • Gas Stove by Rugger  10/29/04 09:07 PM
  • ignitor by carl21l  10/30/04 12:24 AM
  • Igniter by Rugger  10/30/04 11:26 AM

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