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why is my gas stovetop sparking when not in use

Customer Question

why is my gas stovetop sparking when not in use
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 5 years ago.
Hi..Bob Here ...Welcome to Just Answer..THis normally happens once the igniter switches have gotten wet...Most likely after cleaning or a pot over boiling..No big worry..all you need to do is unplug the power to the stove overnight..Once the switch's dry out..It will work fine..If the unit hasn't gotten wet ..Then one of the igniter switches has shorted out.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

how do you unplug a gas stove

 

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 5 years ago.
There is a power cord at the back...Or by turning the breaker off at the main fuse panel of your house...Thanks Bob
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

when you turn the fire on for the right burner the left one clicks

 

Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 5 years ago.
Did the area get wet..?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 5 years ago.
If it did not get wet then either there is a short in the igniter switch or the spark module is faulty.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So call a repairman?
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 5 years ago.
First unplug it over night..This lets the internal batter reset..By morning plug it back in..See if anything changes..If not then you have no other choice..Thanks Bob
Expert:  Bob L Your Appl Pal replied 5 years ago.
Please accept my answer for my time helping you today.or let me now if you have any further questions..Thanks Bob

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