We have a GE Monarch gas stove top with piezo pilot lights.
Unfortunately, the pilot lights don't work properly. Most often, the
piezo starts clicking when gas is applied but continues after the
burner has lit, which can get old. On other occassions, it doesn't
trigger at all and we need to use a lighter. Sometimes it works
normally. Sometimes one burner is normal while others trigger the
incessant clicking problem.
Does anybody know what might cause this and are there parts available
to fix something like this? The repair guys told me it was cost
prohibitive to make a repair of this type.
Any help would be appreciated!
Sounds like valve switches. GE has had their share of problems
with these little switches. Usually one mounted to each burner
There are about 1/2 zillion different switches in use. Send your
model number & I'll look into it for you. You'll find it either inside
the oven door or behind the bottom broiler drawer.
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New Albany, PA
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I looked up the model number: ZGU660 ES1BG GE Monarch Black Ceramic
Cooktop with 5 gas burners. The schematic diagram on the bottom shows
trigger switches for the 5 burners and an igniter control unit that
drives the piezo sparks. Something in this setup is not right -- I was
wondering if it might be a grounding problem.
Thanks for your help!
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