I have one burner on which the ignitor does not spark. I connected the same ignitor to another burner and I got a spark. I also used a meter to see if electricity was coming from the wire and the meter indicated that the wire was delivering power. What might be the problem? Any information is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Thermador SGS304 Ignitor does not spark
Hey Frust1 check that the particular burner is properly "grounded" see that no "dirt" is between burner and frame. Also ensure that the insulation on the wire from the igniter unit to the probe at the burner is not damaged.
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it may be that the electricity or the spark is connection to different point of the grill, the electricity will spark to the closest point of conductivity. if you check and each ignitor is sparking , strongly ( so no problem with spark modual), then there may be points in the wireing whichis exposed or more likely where the wireing and the ignitore connects, you can tape it with electrical tape, then it should see the spark to the burner. if it is sparking, and not to the burner, just means it is sparking to a different point, where the jump is shortest.
Looks like you may have a bad ignitor. Try adjusting the arc gap. Sometimes of the ignitor is too close to the burner, the ignitor will not spark. It may also be that te burner is dirty and needs a little cleaning to allow for the electric ignitor spark to arc accross, thus producing ignition. Good luck.
There are three parts to the ignition system typically.
The ignitor that is either in the burner or outside the burner.
The spark ignitor switch that is located on the burner control. (( one for each control ))
The spark modual. the modual creates the hi-voltage spark.
If the burner that does not ignight with its control does not spark but does spark with one of the other controls then the spark ignitor control switch is bad.
You can test it with one of the other burner control knobs. (( just try a working burnder and when it clicks look at the bad burners ignitor and look for the spark.))
If the bad burner that wont ignight does not spark then either your modual is bas or the ignitor is shorting out.
If you see any little spark but it does not spark from point A to Point B like the other burners then your ignitor is shorting and should be replaced.
If your ignitor is ceramic and it is cracked, then it should be replaced.
Will most probably be a problem with your ignition box. If you want to test this try taking off the hob by undoing the screws under the burners, be very careful with these however as it is very easy to strip the thread on them, once you have the hob off try unplugging the ignitor that keeps sparking and swapping where its plugged into the ignition box with another ignitor. These ignitor can be plugged into any plug in the box so no worries there. If the ignitor keeps sparkings in another hole its the ignitor. If the new ignitor sparks its the ignition box. It will most probably be the ignition box. Is a common fault
I am going to assume you hear the "clicking" sound when you try to light the burner.
open the top of the stove. there are four burner. look at the one that is not lighting. use a straighten paper clip open the holes that is directlyin-front of the tube that is facing the center of ignitor.
also make sure that the air vent directly behind the knob is fully open.
I have a Thermador Gas Range PG364GDBS - Oven, 4 burners, and center griddle. All are gas. The four burners and gas oven
work fine. The griddle just stopped working, no spark. Turning on the
griddle control, the gas valve opens(hear it), gas flows (smell it),
but the ignitor will not spark (no loud or faint spark that I can
hear). I got a replacement ignition device (mount at the burner)
thinking it might be the problem, but still no spark. I checked the AC
voltage at the terminal and measured 39 VAC between the terminal and
ground. Not sure if that is the correct voltage. Any insights or advice
would be great.
Do you hear gas? If so, take a needle and put it through each one of the small holes where the gas comes out.... Also look for a little "white-dust" where the sparker makes the spark. (located probaly at back of burner). If there is a white dust build-up scrape it off with something (needle) and give her another go...