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Author Topic: Jenn-air gas cook top. all 4 ignitors go off when plugged in. (JGC8430cds)  (Read 550 times)

Offline bryjoe2005

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I am trying to figure out if it is a spark module or maybe something else.   I have yet to take it out of the counter to inspect the wires.   I have cleaned everything that is within visual inspection.   Whenever it is plugged in all 4 ignitors go off continuously.  What are the general things to look up once you have cleaned all around the burners, taken the burners off and cleaned them, and cleaned the ignitors?   

Offline baldwinappliance

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One of your burner switches is stuck or you have a bad ground (set this one aside unless it is a new install or you recently did electrical work).

Most likely you have one of your burner switches getting stuck. You need to access them to unplug them one at a time till the clicking stops.

Offline bryjoe2005

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One of your burner switches is stuck or you have a bad ground (set this one aside unless it is a new install or you recently did electrical work).

Most likely you have one of your burner switches getting stuck. You need to access them to unplug them one at a time till the clicking stops.

Shucks.  It crossed my mind to unplugged them but  I shrugged the idea off.  So each burner has its own ignitor switch, or is it wired straight to the spark module?  is it "spark module>Switch>Ignitor."  Or is the spark module a control/switch for all 4 burners?  I'm struggling to find a diagram for this guy :D

Offline baldwinappliance

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the burner switches tell the spark module to send a spark. most spark modules send a spark to all four at the same time but only one burner switch needs to be turned on to activate the spark module.

attached is the wiring diagram.

Offline baldwinappliance

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so its power >> burner switch >> spark module >>ignitor.  Burner switches are located on the post that is coming up from each valve. the two on the left are the same part number and the two on the right are the same part number.