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Maytag sealed gas cooktop: electronic ignition starts a fire

Cleaned cooktop with soap and water and a few minutes later we noticed an electrical burining smell form the stove. turned on knob front left and a small fire ignited under left rear burner knob. Unplugged electical and tried to manually light burner on right side with a match and it works fine. The area below the knob on the left looks charred and we are very leary about trying to light it again.
Model number MGC5536. Can you recommend a way to open unit and inspect electronic ignition?
Beth dlP
bdelapena@planb-solutions.com

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Sounds like water got into one of the switches. This usually happens when you wash the knobs. Water stays in the holes and runs down the shaft when replaced. Maytag has issued a recall on some stoves because this can be a fire hazard. UNPLUG THE COOKTOP UNTIL THIS IS FIXED!!!!!!!!! This has happened to me with a whirlpool unit and it tripped a breaker and shot sparks across the kitchen. First go to Maytags web site and see if yours has a recall. If so Maytag will fix it free. While you are waiting leave stove unplugged and light with a match. If you need to fix this yourself disconnect the wires from the two switches this should stop the sparking. Connect one switch at a time and see which switch is bad. Most of the time the electric part of the gas valve can be replaced seperately. and you can do this yourself. If you must actually disconnect a gas pipe unless you really know what you are doing call for service.

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Take the burners out, then take a needle and stick in the small hole where the gas comes thru.

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