When I turn on one top burner to light, all four ignitors start firing, once the burner lights, three ignitors continue to fire. Any suggestions?
Answer Hello Phil,
All four sparking are normal. If the ignitors continue to spark after the flame ignites, you need to check the ground to the surface of the unit. If the ground is good, the spark module may require replacement.
I need information on how to change the igniter on this exact model. It looks nothing like the one in the video. The igniter I purchased (3185804) looks like the correct part, but I really need to know how to change it without breaking anything.
To replace the igniter on this unit you will need to remove the grates burner heads and knobs. Lift unit from installation and remove the screws around the perimeter of the burner box that hold the main top in place. Lift the main top and you should be able to replace the igniters.
Two of the top ignitors work, two do not. Can I assume that replacing those nonworking ignitors will do the trick ?
Answer Hello Bill. No, you need to check and see if the spark switch, module, or igniter is the issue. The switch should close and pass power to the module. The igniter should read closed. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Can you please let me know how to replace.
To remove the ignitor, Unplug or disconnect power to range. Turn off gas supply. Pull the range out of its mounting location so that you can access the rear of unit. Remove the burner grates the vent cover and the burner caps from the top of range. Remove the screws from each of the standard burner heads and lift the heads off the cooktop. Remove the four burner ring torx screws from the triple teier burner and lift off the cooktop. Remove the three triple tier burner base cover torx scres and remove the Cover. Remove the screws fron the left right and rear trim pieces and remove the trim from around cooktop. Lift the rear of the cooktop off the unit and set aside. Disconnect the ignitor wire from the terminal. Remove the gas line. Remove the two bracket screws from the burner box. Remove the two hex head bracket screws and remove the burner from the bracket. Remove the screw from ignitor and remove ignitor.
When the burners, all four, are turned on the the gas runs fine but nothing lights. I have no idea what happened as I had tenants. Do I need 4 ignitors or the spark module? And if I do have to replace all 4 ignitors would it not be easier if I take the top off? The oven works great.
Answer Hello Laura,
You would want to check to see if the spark module has failed. To check this you would attach meter lead to L wire terminal on spark module and attach other meter lead to N or white. Reconnect power to unit and turn all knobs on light position. If there is no voltage (120vac) at test meter indicates the electrical circuit is interrupted before spark module. If there is voltage then check ignitors by attaching one meter lead to a good ground and the other meter lead to an ignitor terminal. A continuity reading indicates that there is a short to ground and ignitor needs replaced. If no continuity then touch other grounded meter lead to the opposite end of ignitor lead which is attached to top burner mounting bracket. No continuity indicates open circuit in ignitor 3185804 lead wire and need to replace ignitor. If ignitors are ok then replace spark moduleY705823.
How do I replace AP2995504 igniter on my whirlpool gold stove GL8856EBQ0? Step by Step.
Answer Hello Bob! You will need to turn off power/gas to the unit first. Remove the burner grates and the burner, burner caps, and burner bowls. Remove the screw that holds the burners in place and pull out on the burner a little. Remove the wiring to the igniter (be careful so it does not fall down into the unit and you have to remove the top to access). Remove the ignitor from the burner. You will install in reverse order. Hope this helps you, Bob. Thank you for your inquiry!