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IF YOU DONT HEAR IT CLICKS, MOST LIKELY PROBLEM IS WITH SPARK MODULE, IF YOU HEAR IT DOES CLICK, BUT GAS DOES NOT IGNITE, CHECK IF IGNITERS FOR CRACKS OF CERAMIC INSULATION, THEN ITS BAD IGNITER. IN SOME CASES IT MIGHT BE A SPARK SWITCH. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO, IT WILL GIVE YOU AN IDEA HOW THEY MADE, AND WHAT MIGHT BE WRONG. HOPE IT HELPS.

Feb 18, 2014 | KitchenAid Cooktops

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The stove top seems to be clicking, but the burner won't light


A common problem with that type of ignitor is that the porcelain insulator (much like a spark plug has) can crack easily. When it does, there will be a clicking sound, but the spark no longer arcs from the top of the ignitor post to the burner and cannot light the gas. Without an intact insulator, the ignitor is effectively shorting out and needs to be replaced.

Dec 27, 2010 | Jenn-Air JGC8536 Gas Cooktop

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All 5 ignitors constantly spark


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Feb 26, 2010 | GE 30 in. Profile JGP933 Gas Cooktop

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Model#ZGU661 electric igniter works intermittenly


How old is the stove? The igniter does sometimes go bad. Also you need to check the igniter wires. The igniter works on a grounding principal so if the wires outside shield are cracked or eaten by mice the spark then travels to the path of least resistance and probably sparks under the top.
Good Luck

Oct 21, 2009 | GE Cooktops

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Viking Gas Cooktop - Ignition sparks continuously when in 'on' position


This is likely caused by either a dirty ignition electrode, a cracked ignition electrode, or a bad spark re-ignition module.

Clean and inspect the six electrodes for cracks, If that doesn't solve it order a new
Ignition module from an internet appliance dealer that carries Viking parts like Appliance Zone.

If you replace the Ignition module yourself, make sure to turn off the circuit breaker to the range/cooktop before you work on it. Also, make a drawing of where the different color leads are plugged into the ignition module before you unplug the wires and plug them into the new re-ignitor. If the unit is under one year, this should be covered under the warranty.
Viking had a recall a few years back on their ignitor modules.

Jun 03, 2008 | Cooktops

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Burner fails to ignite


I have this cooktop and it is hands-down the worst. That clicking sound is the spark missing the mark because of a crack or chip in the ceramic igniter. Damage is caused by the ceramic heating too quickly. Especially when the house is cooler in winter, or in air conditioning. I had a Jenn Air repair guy in to replace them before the warranty ran out and he said this happens with every single one of these models with the ceramic igniter. Also, one of the knobs on the front by the medium burner got so hot it melted. He gave us a new one. He had a whole box of them in his truck! He told us the design was inferior and that Jenn Air uses a different igniter for higher end models because of this problem, but won't re-engineer the lower end units because it's cost prohibitive. Even with the repairs they cover for the first year, they recoup in charging for service the second year, than profit on the repair and/or replacement charges for the parts every year after that. All the parts sold are OEM--no after markets, so, at roughly $27 a pop for each igniter, they make out pretty good. Oh, and the burner knob is melted again. What a bunch of scamsters. I will never give them my money again and am shopping for a new cooktop. I left a good review at bizrate for this cooktop.

May 18, 2007 | Jenn-Air JGC8536 Gas Cooktop

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