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Igniters keep sparking when the range is plugged in with or without the burners lit.

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Clean the ignitors and see if this helps. If not, you will have to unplug the switches at the knobs one at a time to see which one is faulty (if you unplug one and it stops, you've found it). If you unplug them all and it still sparks, you most likely need a new module.

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