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Ignitors do not turn off

Have a Maytag 4 burner gas stovetop. Problem is when all burner valves are turned off, the sparks still fly! Need to pull the plug and wait a long time for the problem to stop. Schematic shows all 4 burner valves/switches in parallel, so any one can provide AC hot to the ignitor box. Should I trust schematic and assume one of the 4 valve switches must be stuck on?

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  • pshoetoe Jan 13, 2009

    The burner switches are inside the covered unit. I cannot easily check them. Also, the problem has "fixed" itself for now, but, when it returns (and I'm sure it will) I will inspect and measure as you recommend. I can't image how this could be the spark module if the burner switches remove AC power when closed.

  • pshoetoe Feb 09, 2009

    The problem returned. And sure enough it is due to moisture getting inside the box or valve switches and causing the ignitors to turn on with the valve switch off. This time the fuse blew.

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It is the place to start.you can use an ohm meter to check if the burner switches are open when the burner knobs are in off position.if the consumer cleans with water if it dosen't just short switch the water can also act as a conductor ,so make sure dry.then inspect wiring for frayed areas that could short curcit.then if all that checks good its your spark moduel. God bless ,tom

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You will need to call in a repeairman to fix the igniters they can be tricky to work on and its my guess the control panel has something to do with it, call in a repairman and have it fixed right

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