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My GE Profile gas cook top was just cleaned. Now the starter keeps clicking and the only way we can stop it is to unplug the appliance. As soon as we plug it back in it continues to click.

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    GE Model JPG328WEK1WW continues to slowly spark even after all 4 burners shut off.

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If you have a multi meter you can figure this out. check to see if you have continuity through the switches while they are in the off position and unplugged from the spark mod. if you do replace the wire harness. if you dont replace the spark mod.

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