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I have a Miele gas cooktop. When any burner is lit, the starters on all the burners continue to fire. Is this a thermocouple problem?

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  • delevin494 Oct 13, 2010

    I don't think moisture is the problem. It's been this way for at least a year. Also, it happens when any burner is on. All of the ignitors fire repeatedly. It seems more like a system problem. By the way, it's a KM 342/344.

  • delevin494 Oct 13, 2010

    Is that something I would need to order from Miele, or would it be available elsewhere?

  • delevin494 Oct 13, 2010

    Thanks!

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Hi, usually this problem is caused by moisture getting into one of your ignitor switches which are under your burner knobs. Most of the time, leave your unit unplugged for a few days and use a lighter to light the burner, you can plug your unit back in after a few days when the switch dries out. 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.

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    Tunde Autos Oct 13, 2010

    If that be the case, the thermocouple can also be a cause of the problem. You can then go ahead and fix the thermocouple....

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Oct 13, 2010

    Hi, it's preferable you order it from Miele. But you can also get it from repairclinic on 1-800-269-2609.....

  • Tunde Autos
    Tunde Autos Oct 13, 2010

    You can now accept the solution......

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