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None of the burners igniter clicks so none of the burners will light. Could the spark module have gone bad?

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That is definitely a possibility. If you can find the module you could disconnect the wire going to the switches (at the valves) and then hook up the module to 120 volts. Careful! Don't get shocked.

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I have a 6 burner range top. When I turn on 5 of the six all 6 spark as they should and the correct one lights. When I turn on the left front knob none of them spark and it will not light, but gas does...


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The problem is the burners switch the the single burners has failed, this will cause is not to fire the module and ignite the burner. I would replace just that burner switch to correct the problem. When you call for parts, make sure you have the complete model number and possible color of that burner switch needed. They make or have available switch that are sold by color, so color may be needed for this model.

I hope this helps.

Sep 20, 2013 | Viking 37 in. VGSU161 Gas Cooktop

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Cooktop Range Stove spark ignition does not work


You go to light the burner on your cooktop and the spark does not work.
What can the problem be? In most cases the problem will be because the
spark ignition module has gone bad. This spark module is a piece of electronics that produces a harmless electric spark at 2-4 pulses per second. Because the spark is a ultra low amperage spark, it is not dangerous.

A typical spark ignition will look similar to this.

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This box is usually in a metal box located somewhere under the cooktop of your stove or in the back panel of your stove. The easiest way to find this is to simply follow the electric wires that go from the spark ignition box to the spark tip located at each of the burners.

The spark is activated by a switch that is located behind each of the burner control knobs. When one of the switches is turned on, all of the burners spark at the same time. The spark switch will look something like this.

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To troubleshoot the spark ignition you need to determine if the system is wired in series or parallel. If the system is a series system and one is not sparking, then none will spark.
Almost every time if the spark is not working, it is because of a bad switch. To isolate which switch it is, turn each switch till you find the one that does not activate the module to spark. You can confirm this by pulling the two wires off of the switch and touching them together. If you get spark you know that the switch is bad. If no spark happens then either then a wire is bad or the module is bad. If none of the switches cause the module to spark then it is a good assumption that the spark module is bad.

By checking through these procedures you will be able to tell whether your problems are caused by a bad switch, a bad wire, or a bad spark ignition module. You will discover almost every time that the switch behind the burner is the part that needs to be replaced.

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How do I replace spark ignitor on GE JGP963SEF1SS gas cooktop?


If none of your burners are igniting, you need a new Spark Module. If only 1 or 2 of your burners are not igniting, you may need a Spark Igniter. Click on the pictures below for a larger image.

The Spark Module is number 318 in the following diagram (underneath the burners):
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The Spark Igniter is number 154 in the following diagram:
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GE Profile nat gas cooktop, Model No JGP636BEV3BB won't ignite


If you can hear the clicking sound but are not getting a spark then there is probably a short in the ignition system. Check for any loose wires on the ignition system. Make sure all the wires are properly seated. Make sure the spark module is properly grounded. As far as testing the spark module it should be generating a spark of course. The problem is that the average voltage for the spark module is 15,000 VDC so actual testing of that voltage can be difficult. Is the spark erratic?(should spark evenly). An erratic spark timing is a sign of a bad spark module. Is the spark slow? Check the polarity of the electrical plug. If it is clicking evenly then it is probably arcing somewhere inside the cooktop and you just need to find out where. Also be aware that if you get water into the cooktop that can cause possible grounding of the spark module or ignition system.

Jan 18, 2010 | GE Profile JGP636 Gas Cooktop

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Spark ignitors on ge jgp636 either don't work or lght wrong burnr


Electric gas igniters sometimes get stuck in one position causing a clicking sound. The clicking sound that you hear is the electric arc that is pulsing from the igniter conductor (wire) to ground (the gas burner). It receives power from the electrical outlet that the stove is plugged into.
Residue from food and sometimes cleaning products may be preventing the igniter from producing a spark (Arc) to the base of the burner. This is a common problem that occurs when the stove has been cleaned or food is allowed to build up. Make sure that the igniter and the burner base are clean and dry. This will help with proper operation. Oven cleaner and a small tooth brush may be used to accomplish this. Another problem with ignition may occur if you have too little (touching) or too much space between the igniter and the base of the burner; it will prevent the burner from igniting. You should only have a little more space than the thickness of a nickel between the burner base and the igniter. A good “blue” arc from the igniter to the burner base is optimal. If this doesn’t work, you may need to replace the electric igniter module. Good luck.

Dec 19, 2009 | GE Profile JGP636 Gas Cooktop

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I have prolonged igniter activation even when a burner is lit. I have searched the possible causes for this and none mention a bad flame sensor. I assume the sensor is built into the igniter. Is that...


Your problem is a stuck igniter switch or a bad spark module.
Each surface valve has its own igniter switch. Turn off the gas. Remove the panel covering the valves to access the switches.
With the gas OFF,turn on all surface switches. Move the dial past the LITE setting. The switches should still be making the sparking sound.
Remove one wire at a time from each surface switch.
When the sparking stops,that last switch with the wire removed will be the bad switch. The one that needs replacing.
If you do not find a bad switch the main spark control module will have to be replaced.
Part # 71003385 Igniter switch.
Part # 71002783 Spark module.
Occasionally a igniter switch becomes dislodged from the correct position and can be re-seated. Look at the position of all switches before you do any test. Make sure they are all seated.

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Spark igniters on the burners fire continuously


When cleaning, if the control switches get damp, they will react as you describe.
Unplug the appliance, use a hair dryer and attempt to dry the switches.
Leave it unplugged overnight and try them again tomorrow.
They will eventually dry and be OK.

Feb 24, 2009 | KitchenAid 31 in. KGCC505 Gas Cooktop

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Igniters will not work


did the water fall on the spark module do you hear a faint click ,igniters dont go bad if they get wet if you say theres power going to the cooktop then you might have a bad spark module.

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Electronic igniter stopped working


I recorded video to let u see how its done. Problem Was : non of the burners would ignite (no sparks when knob is turned on). First sigh of bad spark module, but I got spark switches(they harness) as well just in case - One of the spark switches was bad - Check my video how I replaced them. Non of the screws was coming out.

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If I'm not mistaken, these dacor cooktops have an automatic re-ignition (meaning if the flame goes out, it will just relight it without you having to do it) If none of your burners will light, you probably have a bad spark ignition module. These are somewhat hard to change, as you have to take all the burners off and disconnect the spark wires and take the whole top of the cooktop off to get to the inner workings. Also, to get these burner bases off it takes a special tool by dacor, AND you usually have to replace all the burner seals once you take them apart.Your other, simpler option is to unplug the cooktop and plug a lamp or something in to the outlet the cooktop is using, just to make sure you have power. Just cause the breaker doesn't look like it's tripped, doesn't mean it isn't bad and the outlet is dead. Hope this helps!

Oct 12, 2006 | Dacor Preference SGM466SS Gas Cooktop

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