I have a GE gas cooktop model number JGP636WEV7WW that has not been
sparking for quite a while. Everything is dry and nothing has boiled
over on a long time.
is the spark module and the model number for the Kool Lite Harper Wyman
thing is an exact match.
I can hear it doing the 'tick-tick-tick' thing when the knob is in the
correct position. I've removed the wires to all the burners and I can
get a short 1/8" arc between one of the wires and the metal of the
It sure seems to me that it's the spark module, but before ordering a
$54.70 part, I figured I'd see if anybody else had any other ideas.
How long is the arc on a good one?
It would seem that if you are heating the click click that the spark
module is functioning. It is the spark that makes the noise. Maybe I am
wrong. Have you looked at the point the spark should be made and see if
there is a spark?
Before I opened things up I could hear the spark but it was not visible
on any of the spark gaps at any of the burners (5). After I took the
cover off, all the wires were just in free air, not able to arc to
anything and you could still hear the click click. I then took the
wire ends and brought them close to the metal frame and some did not
seem to draw an arc and some seemed to draw a very small arc. Before I
put the stovetop back together I just removed the last two wires so I
could keep the module with me. Perhaps I'll experiment with it and see
how it does with new wires on my benchtop.
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