when i tur on my whirlpool gas cook top only 1 burner ignites. 2 there is a tapping sound and 1 no sound at all if you used a lighter they will all ignite .
Answer Al, Your post indicates two possible issues, The burner that doesn't click at all, could be due to a faulty igniter switch or wire. The tapping sound and only one burner igniting would indicate an isue in the spark module, or wiring as well. You forgot to attach a model number, so these would be the "basic" checks to make. Thanks
The burners will not stop igniting. It's not an issue of moisture because noting got wet. I replaced the spark module and it still will not stop. Any suggestions as to what else this may be?
Answer Hello Rick. Test the spark switches 7403P367-60 in the unit. In the off position, they should read open for continuity. If one is reading closed in the off position, it is bad. Also, check all the wiring on the unit for a bare spot in the wire and it making contact to metal. 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
If the burner doesnt light, what could it be?
Answer Hello Joe,
There are only four components in the ignition system. The spark module 12001596, the ignitor 3412D024-09, the start switch 7403P367-60, and the harness. The first thing I would look for is a dropped ground. It is a common problem for a spill to cause a poor connection to ground as the ground wire is generally connected to a steel plate and it's connected to another, until you finally get to the chassis. Loosen and retighten all of the screws you can get to as this will many times clear the problem.
When you turn on one of the burners they will all "click". If none of the ignitors are firing when you try any of the burners, you probably have a bad spark module. If they all work unless you try the one, it's probably a switch on the valve or a bad ignitor or wiring (ground). Remember, you have multiple parts so you can try a switch from a neighboring burner and if it works then, you have a bad switch. To try a different ignitor, you can temporarily swap the wires to the inoperative one to the one that works. This will enable you to try all parts until you have narrowed the problem down to the one that's defective. Let us know if we can assist you any further.