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Jenn-Air part RI302 4 pt gas re-igniter with flame rectification tytronics #Z21-20 and 7431 PO38-60

My Jenn-Air dual fuel slide in range  burners igniters 'click' constantly - all 4 at once - I have disconnected the above referenced part and even replaced it, but did not solve problem (I'm using a lighter to ignite burners!)  The repair man is scratching his head (while the meter runs!)  My husband wonders if there could be an  internal short in the igniter (yes, even in the replacement...what are the odds???)  Anyway, all wisdom/suggestions appreciated.
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  • MissusN Sep 19, 2008

    I have a 36", 4 burner gas cooktop, with a down-draft exhaust fan in the middle; also a Jenn Aire. It starts off clicking constantly, but eventually stops. If I leave the flame on as high as possible, the clicking stops seems to stop sooner; if I'm too hasty in turning down the heat, the clicking returns. If the exhaust fan is on, the clicking is more likely, although intermittent.

    One weird thing is that when I open the cupboard door for the cabinet under the cooktop, the flame poofs out, but then the igniter springs into action, and the flame re-lights within seconds.

    Why, oh why would the manufacturer have made this cooktop with white metal pot-holder brackets instead of black? The enamel is chipping off and it's impossible to clean.

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I have Jenn-Air gas stove equipped with a Tytronics model RI302, 4 Point Gas Re-igniter, that do not stop even after the burner flame is on. It is about 4 years old.



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We had the same problem on a Thermador cooktop with the same RI-302 ignitor. Turns out it was one of the switches that sits on top of the gas valves. These switches cause the ignotor to fire when the valve is turned. In our case, one of the switches had malfunctioned and was "always on" causing the ignitor to continuously fire.

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If the range ground is bad it could cause this problem but the most likely reason is that he wired the new part incorrectly (for example when you light a burner on the right side it is trying to sense a flame on a burner on the left side)

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Most igniters today are supposed to fire all 4 burners at one time, however you control the gas by opening only the valve for the respective burner you want.

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