I just replace the ignitors (right side) for my range. I cleaned out the burners, which had a lot of rust built up. When I reassembled the sealed burner unit and re-installed it, the new ignitors did not work. There is clicking and no spark, although I can light the burners manually. What should my next course of action be?
Answer Minnie, A quick easy check, is to switch burner assemblys, install the left burner in the right side bay. If the igniters work and the burner ignites, then the issue is in the right bay burner assembly, if the burner still doesn't spark or ignite then the issue is in the range (spark module or igniter switches). You most likely have a loose connection in the wiring to the burner igniters, and will need to dismantle the burner assembly and check for loose broken disconnected wires and or loose screws, causing a loss of the ground circuit to the igniters.
2 of the 4 burners do not ignite. They are also the higher BTU burners, right front and left rear. I manually light them to use them. Then, if I shut them off, and then turn the controls on again, sparks from the ignitors come on and then the burners work. If the ignitors were faulty, then why do they work after I turn them on again? What is the remedy? Will replacing the ignitors be the solution? I've had this problem for many years. Thanks.
Answer Hoover, Replacing the igniters is probably not going to solve your issue. You do need to make sure the burners and the surrounding area(s) are very clean and free of debris. Since this has been an ongoing issue, you also need to check and make sure the power cord is plugged into a 120 VAC polarized and grounded outlet. You'll also need to raise the top and check the igniter wires for shorts to chassis ground and loose connections back to and at the spark module 12001596 if all's proper and OK, replace the module