No spark to ignite the gas.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Range


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

William From Littleton, CO

Dec 26, 2009

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First I shut off the gas valve below the range and unplugged the unit from the electrical outlet. I left the flexible gas line fitting undisturbed/attached to the range top gas fitting. Then I removed the two screws below the unit (under the counter) that affix the range to the counter/support structure. Then I removed all of the knobs and burner grills and gas diffusers sitting on the top of the range. Then I lifted out the burner bowls and disconnected each from their respective spark wires. Then I gently pried the range from its hole in the counter being carefulm not to break the glass top and lifted it out turned it at an angle to the counter top hole and set it back down on the counter. Then I gently pried off the glass top from the metal range base, cleaned it thoroughly and set it aside. Then, I placed the new spark module next to the old one and one by one I transferred each wire to its respective location on the new module. The instructions pointed out that the new spark module has a revised grounding scheme and that a ground wire is no longer needed, so I removed and discarded the green ground wire. I then affixed the new spark module into the location where the old spark module had been. Next I replaced the wiring harness which contains the switches for each burner location. It is important to replace the wiring harness along with the spark module as they must work together reliably to complete the gas ignition circuit. The old wiring harness simply lifts/unsnaps out and the new one snaps into its place. Once both the spark module and wiring harness were in place, reassembly of the range was simply the reverse of disassembly.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Spark Module - (0+6)

Part Number: PS952865

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Spark Ignition Switches with Wire Harness

Part Number: PS953099

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