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I have a Viking 4 burner range. When I turn on the front right burner it will ignite but the left rear ignitor continues to spark. It continues to spark even after 1 minute. I have stopped using the right front. What do you think is going on?

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You have a faulty spark module submit your model and i will post your part #

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