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My igniters on the right side of my Viking stove (6 burners, grill) weren't clicking most of the time so

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Old 07-04-2012, 08:19 AM
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My igniters on the right side of my Viking stove (6 burners, grill) weren't clicking most of the time so I had to light the burners with a match. I swapped the spark module from the left side to the right side (left side worked fine). Igniters fired and I ordered a new spark module to put on the left side.

The problem is some burners won't stop clicking:
Burners are (G)rill (F)ront, (B)ack

Burner F works fine.
Burner B keeps clicking unless all burners on or just F is turned on
Burner G clicks unless all burners on

I swapped the igniter of back burner with a known working one and same thing. I looked at the wires for signs of wear, but they looked okay. I checked the ground on the spark module and the wiring and it looks okay. I swapped Front burners wire to the back burner, same issue.

Any ideas? Could it be the igniter switch? That is all I can think of. But seems unlikely 2 of them are bad.


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Old 11-01-2012, 06:56 PM
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assuming this is resolved...but if not or other's are seeking a solution.

When you replaced the spark module you received a module supplied by a different vendor. the input terminals on the module differ from the locations on your existing module (hence when you moved the left to right it was fine) carefully look at both modules, old and new, you'll see input terminals (red wires) 1-4 are reversed. This is confirmed by the fact that when all burners are on, the sparking stops. simple wire cross, no big deal, put input wires to their respective terminal.
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