After replacing with a brand new spark switch assembly, only two of the igniter are sparking (they were all working prior to parts replacement). Does igniter need to be grounded or some sort ? Can i also switch around igniter connection from the spark module for testing purposes ? What am i missing ? buy new igniter or spark module ? Help
Answer Troy, No, the igniters don't need to be grounded, but the area and the burner have to be clean of all debris and spillover residue as well for the burner bases and caps. Yes you can switch the igniter wires for testing purposes( just label them first, and return them to their original position). The chances are very high that you will need the spark module once you've done your testing.
I have 4 burners. When any of them are turned on, I can here sparking but none of them light. What part needs replacing?
Answer Hello Patricia,
Certain models of the cooktop are equipped with a gas shut-off valve. This valve may be turned to the off position by rotating the shut-off
valve knob, mounted in the control panel of the maintop. This shut-off valve is NOT meant to replace the main cooktop shut-off valve
mounted downstream of the gas regulator. This has been accidentally turned off during cleaning. If this is not the case, make sure the main shutoff has not been turned off. If these check out you should make sure you can see a spark at the ignitor. The spark module will still click regardless of where the spark is being discharged. If the ignitor wires are losing th4e high tension voltage, the sparks may be under the main top away from the gas. Otherwise, the burners should be thoroughly cleaned with an old tooth brush and hot white vinegar to insure the proper gas flow to the burner lite area.
My GE left rear burner sparks when I switched it on, but it is very weak and can not ignite. All other burners are working ok. I pulled the weak igniter out and noticed the connection between the white porcelain to the red wire is not solid (seems like aging due to heat). I bought the igniter AP3191250 and found out it does not come with a wire. What part should I order to get the wire. Please help. Thanks.
Answer Hello John,
I looked up the model you listed on GEs' website and found that GE does not list the ignitor wires individually or as a harness. I did a search for four burner ignitor wires and pulled your mini manual and found that your model has a blue, brown, yellow, and orange wire and of all of the ignitor wires harnesses made by GE, the WB18T10407 is the closest. This is not to say that this is the correct one for your model but is the best guess we can provide. If the wire lengths are not the same, you may have to replace only the bad wire and you may have to use a different color wire from the harness to do this. The spark will not know the difference and because of the fact that they carry high tension voltage, they have to be completed by the factory.