Hi folks. I have a 7 years old GE gas range stove, model #
JGBP32GEL3WH. Last month the spark module start to act strange. In the
middle of cooking (I am only using one burner), all 4 spark module start
to spark. I turn off the burner I am using and move it to another one.
The spark stop. I call an appliance repair shop and they send someone
over. He told me it is because the spark module is rusted and wet, he
rub something on the spark module and tell me it is fixed. However, 2
weeks later, same problem. Call the repair shop back and can't
reproduce the problem while he was there. He told me it is ok and if
the spark happen again, just ignore it. Now it is getting worst and the
warranty period from that repair shop is over.
Now, the spark module will come on even none of the burner is being
used. If I use any of the burner, the spark module will spark for at
least an hour before it will stop. Can someone please tell me what's
wrong with my stove? I want to know more before I spend $50 for a
service call and get someone who don't know what they are talking about.
Thanks in advance.
A bad/wet/cracked switch under the knobs can do this, a bad spark
module itself can do this, power/polarity problems can also do this (
can be good for months/years before showing up ), mice chewed at the
wires may also do this, cracked or dirty electrodes ( where the spark
occurs ) may also do this. The acual cause would have to be
My surface burners keep "clicking" even after the burner is light.
If he "IDed" the spark module as being at fault, repalcing it would
have been a good idea. If you are not confident with this firm try a
Spark ignition module.
Spark ignition switch
Appliance Repair Aid
Hi Jeff. Thanks for the information. It really help me to understand how the
whole things work. I now feel confident enough to schedule an appointment
with a different service company. It is just in time because the "clicking"
is on and off all last night with the burner not on. Thanks again.
Hi, Jeff. The service person drop by today. He turn on and off the burner, the
sparkler click even the burner is off (thank goodness because he said ".. if it
doesn't act up", there is nothing he can do). He then unplug the power and plug
back in. Turn on and off the burner again and declare he know what the problem
It is the spark module. He didn't check the electrode or the ignition switch as
have outlined in your solution. When inquire how he know it is the bad spark
module, he said he just know. In any case, he will be back in 7-10 days with a
replacement spark module. I hope that will solve the problem. Will let you know
what happen when he return.
Typical GE service. That is why I refuse to buy any more of their products.
They should be Fed-Exing parts the next day IMHO. With their size and
network in place there is simply no good excuse in making customers wait
Say what you want about Sears but I have always had excellent service
from them regarding appliance and lawnmower repairs.
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