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GE JGB920sec2ss: Igniters dont light up burners

I have the GE JGB920sec2ss. Only one of the burners now light up the burner. ANother one occassionally does it. And the other 2(diagnal) burners dont click/crackle or ignite the burners. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • vw9901 Feb 10, 2008

    Let me clarify. When i switch on the knob, half way thru (as it should) the igniter(white posts next to the burner)sparks correctly as designed for only one burner. For the other 3 burners, it sparks at the wrong burner/s, and not at the burner where gas is flowing (no problem with gas flow at all 4). For some strange reason ,the sparking happens on two diagnol burners, and mostly the ones which were not switched on (and hence have no gas). What could be a solution and what parts and could it be a DIY soluiton? thanks.

  • vw9901 Feb 10, 2008

    Range is only about 6yrs old. Have not been serviced or opened up so far. Well maintained, generally.

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Two options on these..

1..the air to gas mix may be altered, from being clogged.

2. The gas lines are crudded up with grease/oil, etc.

How old is your range?

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Feb 10, 2008

    the igniters CAN get corroded, after six years, I'd expect them to. I've seen commercial ranges with exact same problem, and replacing igniters, for some strange reason, did the trick. Guess there's more to those than meets the eye. As long as gas is flowing well, then it's most likely the igniters themselves.


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    Patrick Michaels Feb 10, 2008

    Hope this works out for you well.


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Hi,

First look to see if the ignitor is coming on. Most common problem is the ignitor is weak or just bad.
When the power is applied to the ignitor it glows and builds up resistance to open the gas valve then it lights. If the ignitor is weak or bad it will not build up enough resistance for gas to come into the burner.
One sign of this would be a "woosh" sound when it trys to light. If the ignitor is coming on but not lighting it is most likely the ignitor is bad.
Should have a full glow. Also, if the ignitor looks whiteish in color this is a sign of it going bad. You can compare to the broil ignitor to be sure.

If you have any other problems please ask me..
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Posted on Feb 10, 2008

  • Priya darshan Feb 10, 2008

    See that is what i told you to replace the ignitor..

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