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I have a GE Profile cook-top and the ignitors on all four burners fire continuously about every 3 seconds. The only way I can get them to stop is to turn off the circuit breaker

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  • Dan Webster
    Dan Webster May 11, 2010

    One of them spark switches are probably fried together. Did you spill something on them lately?

  • lincoln jeon Apr 22, 2013

    most likely there is water or oil inside the switch. which can be drilled open and cleaned out.

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