Model #JGP979SEF1SS GE Counter Unit, Gas

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Ignitors keep sparking JGP979SEF1SS Ge Gas cooktop


Thank You for choosing Sears I regret to hear that you are having issues with your top and do understand your frustration . Glad to help out. Im looking at your model number JGP979SEF1SS.  The spark module should not spark without having power going to it. Power is switched by the ignition switches on the burner valves. One (or more) of those switches may be shorted powering the module continually. Each burner control knob has a setting (ignite) that closes a set of relay contacts and allows the igniter transformer to fire all of the spark gap igniters. They all "spark" from any knob, you must isolate the knob that has the short circuit in it.
Locate the back side of a knob and locate the press on wire on that knob. Now remove that wire and place it on a piece of paper toweling or something to isolate it from touching any metal. Plug the stove into the wall and listen for sparking. If no sparking is heard, you have located the bad knob. If spark is heard, unplug the stove and restore the wire. Move onto the next knob.

If you have further questions please let me know.
Thanks for choosing Sears and good luck.

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Sherman_G_Wallace -
Sears Technician
October 18, 2013

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