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Electronic ignitors on gas cooktop are all sparking. after I light the burner I am using, I have to unplug the unit. I am a journeyman electrician, is there anything I can work on or does it have to be repaired or replaced? I did this a couple of years ago but quiet. Now doing it again.

Contractor's Assistant: Did you double-check the thermostat? And what about the unit's filters?

No thermostat or filters visible. look to be all enclosed

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

It is a gas cooktop

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I would do the work if it is possible

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Tyler Z., Appliance Doc replied 6 months ago

If the unit continues to try to ignite, it means that one of your burner switches has either failed or is possibly wet. If you were cleaning, then likely it is just wet. Usually you can just unplug the cooktop and wait 24 hours for the burner switches to dry out. After 24 hours, plug it back in and if it works then great. If not, then the shorted spark switch below one of the knobs will need to be replaced to resolve the issue.

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