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I have a GE Profile nat gas cooktop, Model No JGP636BEV3BB. ... The electric starter on our GE gas cooktop would not stop firing after we started it

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Follow wires it is grounded out somewhere or iginition module is gone

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The electric igniters , all 5, are still firing after the flame is lit. Turning the power off is the only way to stop it. Any suggestions?


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If you can hear the clicking sound but are not getting a spark then there is probably a short in the ignition system. Check for any loose wires on the ignition system. Make sure all the wires are properly seated. Make sure the spark module is properly grounded. As far as testing the spark module it should be generating a spark of course. The problem is that the average voltage for the spark module is 15,000 VDC so actual testing of that voltage can be difficult. Is the spark erratic?(should spark evenly). An erratic spark timing is a sign of a bad spark module. Is the spark slow? Check the polarity of the electrical plug. If it is clicking evenly then it is probably arcing somewhere inside the cooktop and you just need to find out where. Also be aware that if you get water into the cooktop that can cause possible grounding of the spark module or ignition system.

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Electric starter won't stop clicking - how to unplug starter?


Your electric spark switches got wet. You may be able to remove the knobs and use a hair dryer through the switch/valve opening to dry them out.

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Gas cooktop starter continues firing


Turn your gas valve on, but leave your unit unplugged for a few days. You can light your burners in the meantime with a lighter so you can cook. Usually this problem is caused by moisture getting into one of your ignitor switches which are under your burner knobs. Most of the time the switch dries out and you can plug your unit back in after a few days. If it still keeps firing then you will have to replace one or more of your ignitor switches. Usually a very difficult job as most gas cooktops are now sealed burner units which means the top of your cooktop is bolted down to the burners with several screws or nuts that heat up with usage and become almost impossible to remove, without having to drill out the screws, or chiseling off the nuts. Be careful of boilovers or cleaning around the knobs with too much water to prevent this from happening again. Also get a surge protector at least 2000 joules or higher to prevent damage to you spark module. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists

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Unfortunately you have to wait until it dries out. I have tried hairdryer before but most of the time I have had to leave it off overnight. FYI if you dont shut off at the circuit breaker and the sparking continues it will short out and definitely get worse

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We have a 5-burner GE cook top/ The igition for the center burner continually fires.


the spark modual is bad in the cooktop. you can just leve it unpluged and light with a match until you can get it replaced

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No recalls that I know of.  The switch for that burner has shorted and will need to be replaced.  It will be fine once it is repaired.

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