Model #AFG OIL BURNER Beckett burner, furnace

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Q:

Surface Burner Ignition Problem

A:

Thank you for your question and I understand your concern.

Based on your symptom and details it sounds like a possible faulty spark igniter module or a loose wire connection in the igniter circuit. I added an image below of the wiring diagram and wiring schematic so that you can see the circuit involved in the surface igniter circuit. The first thing to check is to see if the spark igniter module is getting the proper voltage across the RED and WHITE wires when the burner is placed in the lite position.

The spark module is either located behind the control panel or behind the large back panel.

NOTE: I do not recommend checking and confirming voltage unless you have experience and feel safe and confident in doing so, otherwise I recommend calling a service technician to diagnose and repair your gas range.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 25, 2011
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William: The spark module could be located in one of two places, inside the control panel which can be accessed by removing the panel on the back of the control panel or it could be located behind the large panel behind the range. You would check the voltage at the spark module. The spark module will have a Red, White, Green ground wire and 5 other wires attached which leads to each electrode. If you have 120 volts entering across the RED and WHITE wires when you have one of the burner switches turned to the light position and there is no sparking action at any electrode, replace the spark module. I do not recommend checking voltages unless you have experience and you feel confident and safe in doing so, otherwise I recommend calling for service. The spark module will likely have 2 screws to take out to remove the spark module. Make a not of where the RED and WHITE the green ground wire attaches. The other 5 wires will not matter where they connect. The part number of the spark module is 318079001. If there is NO voltage when checking across the RED and WHITE wires, then you will need to remove the panel behind the burner knobs and check the wiring connections at each spark/burner valve switch. I added an image below with the basic instructions on how to access the igniter switches.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
May 26, 2011
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Q:

Why won't the surface burner ignition system work?

A:

The spark electrodes are not going to spark unless the burner heads and caps are in place. The burner heads must be in place and grounded or the electrodes will have no path to ground in order spark. Install the burner heads and caps and see if it will work.

If the spark ignition system does not work when the burner head and caps are installed then there could be a failure in the spark module or possible a loose or bad connection in surface ignition wiring circuit. The range could also be in a cook top lock out mode too if there is no gas flowing to the surface burners. Check in your Owners manual for specific instructions or resubmit your question with the model number and additional details for model specific troubleshooting assistance.

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Joey S -
Sears Technician
February 15, 2010
Q:

Kenmore Elite Range, surface burner ignition problem.

A:

I provided a photograph of that spark module in the image below. It is circled in green. You can unplug the range and remove that upper back panel to access that spark module. Once you have it accessed, you can plug in the range and carefully check the voltage on the red and white wires using a volt/ohm meter. If you are getting the 120 volts to that component, then you will probably need to replace it since none of the igniters are sparking when a burner is turned on. It is very unlikely that you would have a failure in all of the burner switches at once. There is a slight possibility that you could have a wiring failure in the circuit. I can't give you a 100% guarantee that replacing the spark module will fix this problem but it is extremely likely that it will. The part number for the replacement spark module is 318079001. You can order that part from the Sears PartsDirect website. Once you receive the new module, you should be able to unplug the range and remove the back panel to replace it. Remove the wires from the old module. Remove the module from the frame of the range and replace it with the new one. Replace the wires on the new spark module. Reassemble and test the range.

This should fix your problem. If you need more help, reply with additional details and we will assist you further.

If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired at your home by a Sears technician. Here is a link for the website: Sears Home Services .

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Lyle W -
Sears Technician
May 26, 2011