Author Topic: Maytag Range top Burner ignitor randomly sparks by itself  (Read 2509 times)

Offline neutronspin

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I have noticed that the range top burner ignitors spark randomly without turning the knobs all by itself. Don't know how often but when I walk by ocassionally I can hear it spark on it's own...is this normal?...thanks...

Model MGR5745ADW

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Re: Maytag Range top Burner ignitor randomly sparks by itself
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 08:59:09 PM »
One of the small switches mounted in series with the igniter box is probably damp due to a boil over or going bad.
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Re: Maytag Range top Burner ignitor randomly sparks by itself
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 09:15:14 PM »
would they be the switches that are at each burner knob...if so how can you check to see which one is bad?...resistance checks?...at first I thought the spark module was going bad....should all switches be replaced?...thanks

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Re: Maytag Range top Burner ignitor randomly sparks by itself
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 05:11:09 AM »
Be sure your wall plug is polarized correctly and that this stove is not on a GFCI circuit.
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Re: Maytag Range top Burner ignitor randomly sparks by itself
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 06:27:15 PM »
they can be checked one at the time but it is tricky: Using insulated tools and gloves you would remove one wire at a time put it back then another then put it back and so on till said switch is found and you would then replace it. Harper Wyman is a leading manufacturer of these type switches by the way. Mostly the recommended thang to do is replace the whole damn harness but who has the money these days?
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