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Igniter stays on on all four burners all the time. Had to turn off breaker to stop. Started sparking all by itself with burner in the off position.

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Re: Igniter stays on on all four burners all the time....

Usually this happens when water or some type of liquid gets on one or more of the igniter switches. Let it dry for 48 hours, turn the power back on and see if it keeps on clicking. If it does, one of the switches needs to be replaced. Not a very difficult job. Hope this helps, APP tech

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