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Spark igniter discharging when turned off

The igniter on m 4 year old GE Profile gas cook top continously discharges a lite spark when turned off. I have to unplug it to stop.

Got any ideas?

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  • clareabell Feb 02, 2009

    I have the same problem where the ignition will not stop sparking and making an awful sound.I do not know how to unplug the sending unit. I have taken off the knob with the problem but could you describe how to unplug the next unit.  The stove has not been cleaned for over a day, would it be wet still and have the same problem?


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It sounds like somebody clean up the stove and the electric sending unid is wet, try this: the knob that correspond to the ingniter that it's clicking nonestop, take the knob out and you will see the sending unit, pull it out unplug it and dry it out and then try it again, it should work properly after it's dry.
Eddie Rentas
Tupper Lake NY

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

  • ruhlhorn Dec 14, 2010

    This worked..... a little too much water got down in there during cleaning and the ignitor started going crazy on its own. Remove the controller knob and get a hair dryer. Point the hair dryer into the hole and hold it there. It took about five minutes before my ignitor stopped freaking out. Try this before calling a repair man!

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