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Gas burners won't light

Same problem - ignition switch won't light burners and doesn't even click when pressed. Is there a battery that needs to be replaced ? If there is, God knows how I can get to it

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First chk the power outlet for the cook top.make sure there is 120 v.if that is ok and power cord along with the plug is ok then most likely spark module needs 2 be replaced.

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