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Old January 20th, 2006, 01:31 PM
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Default GE XL44 gas stove top spark problem

Basically, I have an intermittent sparking problem.
If I try to ignite the front-left burner, you can hear the loud
clicking, but burner does not ignite, however the other three work fine.
I looked through the applianceaid site and will try checking those
things they mention such as checking the "gap" between igniter and burner
base.

GE, about 12-15 years old.
The only # we found was: JGBT30BEW1WH (bottom left Front)
Is the model # stamped on the back or front?

thanks in advance for any hints on making the ignition more
reliable. Wife is tired of lighting with a match!
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Old January 20th, 2006, 04:33 PM
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Hi,

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JGBT30BEW1WH
Could that be JGBP30BEW1WH

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If I try to ignite the front-left burner, you can hear the loud
clicking, but burner does not ignite, however the other three work fine
One output on the spark module not working, broken/pinched/chewed on wire between the spark module and that burner, cracked electrode could prevent that one from sparking to lite. If the spark is working ok but still have no flame, might be a clogged hole on the burner, weak or too small of an spark.


Surface burner spark electrode

http://www.applianceaid.com/help_spark_moduals.html

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Old January 21st, 2006, 07:24 PM
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Could that be JGBP30BEW1WH
jeff, Yes that is the model #.
Now, all the burners are intermittant. Sometimes the
spark is loud, sometimes quieter.

Do you know where I can find instructions to take the top
off and examine the burners and spark module and wires?
Visually, the spark electrodes look to be in good condition from
the top. This is a "sealed burner" type stove top, so I can't
just lift up the cover from the front.

thanks,
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Old January 22nd, 2006, 06:28 AM
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Now, all the burners are intermittant. Sometimes the
spark is loud, sometimes quieter
The spark module is something that has all 4 burners in common and can effect all of them.


Spark module, top burners

The spark module is normally in the consol.

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Do you know where I can find instructions to take the top
off and examine the burners and spark module and wires?
There isn't any....the basics are....remove power, remove the grates and burners, remove the screws under the burners, the top has 2 push in clips at the front to raise the top panal, once the top is up slightly reach underneath and remove the wires from the electrodes and then the top can be raised up more for a view.





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Old January 23rd, 2006, 02:29 PM
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Jeff,
thanks for all the great information.
I have to make a decision...
1) either spend $70 to buy the new spark module and
install it in the console.
or
2) buy a new stove/oven.

My wife does a lot of stove top cooking so I told her to look at
the stainless steel Viking models, then we'll decide.
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Old January 23rd, 2006, 08:46 PM
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Jeff,
My wife does a lot of stove top cooking so I told her to look at
the stainless steel Viking models, then we'll decide.
Some consumers opinions....
http://www.epinions.com/Kitchen_Rang...--brand_viking

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Old January 24th, 2006, 08:04 AM
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Thanks for the epinions... doesn't sound like a good idea anymore.
My wife was just trying to "keep up with the Jones" since our neighbor
bought one and it looks fancy (neighbor doesn't cook, but has a Viking).

I will probably purchase the spark module and install it.
The wife cooks alot and boils water all day long, so she probably wore it out.

Hopefully I will be able to take the console apart and replace it.
It probably has slide on connectors?
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It probably has slide on connectors?
Yupper....push on and pull off spade connectors

Do these ONE at a time as the order they are in important!

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I received the spark module yesterday.
Tomorrow morning I'll replace it, you say it's in the console on
the top/back of stove?
If I remove enough, or too many screws, I'll eventually get to it then.

I repaired many shipboard ovens and stoves, not one of them had
a spark module...
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Old February 10th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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you say it's in the console on
the top/back of stove?
Yupper....it is #110 in the parts brekadown I posted.

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