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I have a Kitchenaid cook top range. Model number: KGCS166GWH05 I am having a problem with the ignitor. Something in the circuit is shorting and it blows the circuit breaker. At first, it happened when cleaning the stove. It must have been water. I let it dry out and plugged it back in - no problem for about a month. Later - same problem. But this time, letting it dry didn't help. I plugged it back in and it blew just pressing down on the knob (even before giving it a turn)I checked the ignitors and they seem to be clean. I left it unplugged for about a week, lighting the burner manually because I didn't have time. Today I plugged it in and it blew the circuit immediately! (accompanied by a distinct "popping" sound) I'm not sure how I'm supposed to access beneath the knobs. Anyone got any clues? Thanks.

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  • rhbarca Apr 17, 2011

    Is there a way of checking the spark module to confirm whether that is indeed the problem before I purchase the part? I do happen to own a voltmeter if that helps.

  • rhbarca Apr 25, 2011

    I finally took the lid off of the stove and, upon inspection of the ignition system, found that one of the control knob switches was burned out. This corresponds to the "harns-wire" part # AP3592411 in the aforementioned diagram. I see that it costs $53.56 to purchase the whole assembly including wires and all five switches. I am wondering if you think it's worth trying to look for the individual part somewhere since it looks like it's only a very cheap, low-tech part I'm needing to replace. Or maybe I'm being too cheap at this point? Meanwhile I'm going to do a little inquiry myself.

    Thank you so much for your assistance!

  • rhbarca May 17, 2011

    Just to finish off the topic, I've installed the new part and it is back to normal. It was easy enough to do. Just put the new part in exactly the way the old one was installed. (With the circuit off, of course.)

    Thanks for your help!


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The issue seems to be with a bad spark module and should be replaced to solve this issue. Please check this diagram....part#27 is the spark module. Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.


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    Daniel Scott Apr 18, 2011

    You can check the continuity on spark module with a multimeter, also check if enough voltage is present on spark module connections.

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    Daniel Scott Apr 25, 2011

    I have checked that the complete part is available....its not available as individual I believe its better buying that $54 part

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 17, 2011

    Great :)


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