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GE gas cooktop problem

The igniters spark when the knobs are off does not doit all the time just every now and then. It may go a week and not do it and then it may do it every day.

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    on my gas cooktop, all ignitors spark when any knob is turned to lite (normal i assume). However, once that burner ignites, they all continue to spark simultaneously and constantly unless the knob is turned down to medium or below. So you can only cook from low to medium without the ignitors firing constantly. All burners do the same thing. I just installed this stove. It is used but in good condition. What is going on?

  • jsample Feb 18, 2008

    I have this very same problem! My GE gas cooktop is 15 years old but recently (6 mos or so) has started this same problem. Solution?

  • hateGE May 29, 2008

    I have had the same problem with my GE Monogram cooktop since 8 years ago. In my case, it tends to click non-stop if the most-used burner is turned on. Once it starts nothing seems to help. I also had problem with GE dual oven which has control panel problem which causes error messages and beeping sounds all the time until fuse switch is off. I replaced the control panel for about $300 but it started to do the exact same thing after about 1 year. So, now I simply turn off the fuse switch when not in use. It seems as though all GE products are made to work reliably only for 1 year which is the warranty period. Only reason I have GE applicances in my house is because it was built in when I bought the house. I will never buy GE appliances for the rest of my life. They are nothing but garbage. No wonder, recently, GE CEO Immelt announced that he plans to sell the appliance division. It is about time that American appliance companies shape up to improve the reliability to compete with forign companies just as they did for automobiles.

  • kanickjr Jan 23, 2009

    My GE gas cooktop sparks all the time -- on or off.  I had to unplug it.  Any solutions?

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Sounds like the switch assembly should be replaced

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