How to replace a range spark module
This repair guide gives instructions for how to replace the spark module on a freestanding gas or dual-fuel range, but can be adapted to a built-in range as well. The spark module receives a signal from the burner switches and sends voltage to the igniter electrodes to make them spark to ignite the surface burner. If the spark module isn't sending voltage to one or more burners, replace the spark module with a manufacturer-approved range part.
Use the steps in this guide to replace the spark module on Kenmore, Frigidaire, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Electrolux, GE, Amana, LG and Samsung ranges.
Shut off power and gas
If necessary, pull the range away from the wall to get access to the power outlet and gas supply valve. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet and then close the gas supply shut-off valve.
Remove the upper back panel
Remove screws from the upper panel on the back of the range and then pull the upper back panel off the range. As you remove the last screw, press on the upper back panel to prevent it from dropping.
PHOTO: Remove the screws.
PHOTO: Remove the back panel.
Remove the spark module
Take a digital picture of the wires attached to the existing spark module or tag them with labeled masking tape so you can connect them correctly to the new spark module. Disconnect all the wires attached to the spark module.
The type of locking tabs or fasteners varies by model. Release the locking tab and remove the spark module from the mounting bracket. Discard the spark module.Tip: The location of the spark module varies by model. You might have to remove the lower back panel to access the spark module. It could be at the bottom of the range, behind a side panel or under the cooktop.
PHOTO: Disconnect the spark module wires.
PHOTO: Remove the spark module.
Install the new spark module
Position the new spark module on the top of the mounting bracket and push it into place. The locking tab should snap into place when the module is in the right position.
Using the digital picture or marked tape as a guide, connect the wires to the new spark module.
Replace the back panel
Position the upper back panel on the back of the range and hold in in place while replacing the first screw or two. Replace all of the screws and tighten them firmly.
Reconnect gas and power and slide the range into place
Plug the range back into the wall outlet and the open the gas supply valve.
Slide the range into position, making sure the rear foot of the range properly engages the anti-tip bracket.Warning: The anti-tip bracket must be properly engaged so the range won't tip forward. Refer to the installation instructions for details about the anti-tip bracket.
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