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I have a GE Spectra XL44. 2 of the 4 burner ignitions work.

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I have a GE Spectra XL44. 2 of the 4 burner ignitions work. Any solution?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
do all of them still spark or not? Can you light all the burners with a match yet?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I can light all of the burners with a match. 2 of the 4 can be lit without a match.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
ok well if you look at the ceramic tips, do you see a spark coming from each of the igniters? They should ALL spark whenever you try to light one burner.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
The two that light without any help have a spark. The other two do not have a spark
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
ok, try sanding the tips with to make sure the tips aren't just dirty. If that still doesn't allow them to spark, then replace the spark module. The spark module is the part that all the igniter tips connect to and it's what sends a spark to the spark tip to light the flame.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
How do I replace the spark module? Is it a standard piece to replace?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
It's a standard part, you need to order it from the manufacturer and to replace the part you pull the unit out and remove the back panel to expose the plastic module.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
If this doesn't fix it, is there any other reason that it wouldn't spark?
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
just the electrodes themselves if for some reason the spark is going through the ceramic into the top because it's cracked, but that's about it.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for your help.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 6 years ago.
no problem and good luck.

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