Can I use part #00487542 (Ignitor, Hot Surface) to replace the ignitor on my Thermador GRC484GG?
Answer Dan, the Thermador model given, GRC484GG, seems to be incorrect as we are unable to locate it on our site, Google, or manufacturer site as a valid model number. Please double check the model number given and repost for further assistance. Thanks.
How long are the leads for the Bosch AP2837270, Igniter? 24", 36" or 48"?
Answer Rosendo, unfortunately, we do not have the lead length information available. However, if you would like to repost with your appliance model we'll be glad to verify if this is the correct replacement for your appliance. Thanks.
I purchased an igniter that's rated for 3.3 to 3.6 amp as I believe the original part was for the grill. The schematic indicates that power runs through the burner switch and then through the valve safety switch. It appears that there is no power through the valve safety switch to the igniter, which would lead me to believe that there is a problem with that part. I don't know how that parts works and would like a little information. Why is the igniter for this model $180.00? Isn't the only requirement the voltage and amperage? Thanks, Aaron
Answer Hello Non,
The ignitor has to pull 3.2 to 3.6 amps in order to build a strong enough electromagnetic field in the safety valves' coils to open it. With too little current flow, the magnetic field generated is insufficient to open the valve. This can be caused by either an ignitor that is breaking down or a failing safety valve. You should check the voltage applied to the safety valve with the unit turned on. If 120Vac is present, the current flow should be measured. Either part, (safety valve or the ignitor), can be breaking down in resistance under a load, causing the issue. The most common failure is, of course, the ignitor, since it does endure high temperatures during 100% of the time the burner is on.