I need some help for a KitchenAid gas cooktop. (Same one I was looking for
knobs for a while back. I put that on the back burner--pun intended--for
I need an ignitor switch. These sit atop the gas valves and astride the
shaft. Or a new valve incorporating a switch.
Before you ask we already attempted pro repair. I looked up recommended
service outlets on the KitchenAid site and had a tech come out. He looked
up the model, said sorry parts are NLA, and left, having the power
disconected internally and us having to start it with matches. I've since
temporarily wire-nutted around the vacant switch position so three burners
work normally and the fourth can be started by operating the ignitor via
one of the good controls.
So...a hundred bucks wasted. The cooktop is about 20 years old and given
the longevity for such a device I don't think it's all that ancient but
that's a separate discussion as to how long parts ought to be available.
I'm hoping however that the switch was not unique to this model and might
be available as a part for some other model or brand and no one bothered to
create a cross reference table. Or there's another gas valve & switch
combination that could safely fit.
Here's the switch:
Ring any bells?