Question about GE Cooktops
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The first item we usually ask for is the model # of your GE stove... so we can attempt to find a service schematic.
Generally speaking, however, on most gas stoves - Sparkers will all fire regardless of which burner is to be used or which knob is turned on to ignite a burner. All sparkers will fire.
If they (sparkers) are visable by being alongside the burners and not producing sparks which are visable but in fact clicking, there is a short circuit in the system. the electrical power is not getting to the sparkers electrodes.
The spark may be shorting out through or at the side of the ceramic and/or through a wire where the insulation coating is damaged, at a point where a wire connection is made and/or at a terminal end, etc.
Point above is, there is likely to be a short circuit and/or electrical grounding condition, etc. where the electrical current is not making it to the spark ignitors electrode end.
Please read through THIS SITE. It is very helpful in troubleshooting gas stoves - without having to re-type everything here.
If you have the electrical schematic, or know of a link to download it, it would be very helpful too. Generally GE does not share service information to anyone but GE service personnel.
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Posted on Apr 19, 2009
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