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Burner ignitor will not turn off after the burner lights Viking

This is a Viking 30" range. Three burners and the oven work fine. When the right rear burner is lit (which is seldom) the ignitor continues to spark as well as all the other three ignitors. I assume that it is normal for all ignitors to work simultaneously.
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What causes the ignitors to stop after the burner lights.
How do I fix my problem.
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    Some sealed burners ignite normally. Some will ignite occasionally. The right hand two burners ignite normally. The center front ignites normally. The other three burners ignite occasionally. I always hear sparking but do not see it at the stubborn burners.

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Replace the electrode that's the wire or pilot tip, it has a sensor built in, when it gets hot it stops automatically. if the electrode is between the front and rear burners, there are small holes on the burners going down on the side of the burner facing the ignition. they need to be clean. try a paper clip and insert the clip in side the holes.

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