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My ignitor will not go off. The burner will light

My ignitor will not go off. The burner will light but the ignitor does not stop. This only happens on one of the burners. How do I fix it?

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Unplug the appliance for at least 1/2 hour and then plug it back in and see if the problem goes away. If not, you may have a defective ignition board or a bad connection somwhere.

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