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Jenn-Air - CVG4380W - intermittent sparking

First indication of problem was a tripped GFI outlet on the circuit that powers the stove top. I reset the outlet and I heard the stove fan on with a constant spark. All the burner valves were fully closed. I unplugged the power cord, plugged it back in and the fan stopped but it still sparks (at all 3 locations) every 8 to 10 seconds (much slower than if I turn a burner value to ignite. I suspect the spark relay (I disconnected the yellow wire on top of the relay and it stopped sparking). Any thoughts?

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