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Igniter has started sparking below the range top, not at the top of the electrode. I have a 5? year old Kenmore 75508. The one igniter has stopped working. It only sort-a worked for about a year, now its stopped. I still here it sparking, but nothing happens on the electrode end. I removed the white electrode from the range top and see that it is sparking, but below the surface. Around the bottom of the black insulation that I expect covers the connection wires. Can I just pull it apart and reconnect it someway? Should I get a replacement? Is there a manual someplace that can shed some light on fixing the problem? Thanks Jim

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Your insulation below the electrodes is breaking down and the hi voltage to make the spark at the electrode is grounding out...replace it...no fix

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