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Weak ignitor spark at 1 burner

Each of all 4 burner knobs causes all 4 ignitors to spark and 3 of 4 burners light immediately, but not right front unless lit with a match. There is a spark, but seems to be weak. I get a shock if I touch the ignitor, but can't see a spark unless I reduce the gap between ignitor and burner with a screwdriver tip. Components are completely clean; no crud at all. Is the more likely culprit the individual ignitor or the module? If the module is easier to access than the ignitor in this model 14-year-old stove, should I replace it before taking apart the range top?

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What is the model number of the unit?

Posted on Nov 30, 2012

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  • Grumpy Dec 03, 2012

    The model number is JGB920SEC3SS.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 03, 2012

    OK, you will need to replace the spark module that is faulty. Here is the module to order.http://bit.ly/SrSXvq

  • Grumpy Dec 03, 2012

    Thank you for the fast reply. Are you sure it's the module? I have read posts on this and other sites in which the problem identical to mine is corrected by replacing the ignitor just for the one burner, not the entire spark module. There is a strong spark at the other 3 burners.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 03, 2012

    Sorry, I posted the wrong anser to another range problem and not yours. On your problem it is just the igniter that is weak. Here is that part.http://bit.ly/QCrfOD Sorry for the mix up!

  • Grumpy Dec 03, 2012

    Thank you! Will give it a try.

  • Richard Roth
    Richard Roth Dec 03, 2012

    Keep me posted!

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If your top burners are not lighting or will not work, it is possible that the burners have become dirty or wet. Please follow the troubleshooting directions below before calling service:

  1. Turn you burner to the Lite position:

    If you hear clicking or sparking, go to Step 2.

    If you do not, check your circuit breakers. If the circuit breaker is ok, we recommend that you schedule service by calling 1-800-432-2737 or schedule service online.

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Take racks out of oven. Remove two screws at the very back of the oven bottom. Lift back side of bottom up and back a bit to remove oven floor. Remove flame spreader (one nut at center). ignitor is at the back left of burner, most likely a WB2X9154 (round style) ignitor. The entire burner can be removed rather easily at this point if you remove the two screws at the front and disconnect the ignitor wire (if you wish to have easier access to ignitor mounting screws.)

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