I don't have a model number for the gas cooktop. I've since found that my dad removed the bottom cover of the cooktop when he installed in in 1993, apparently to make the installation easier or ?, and it's since been lost. It almost certainly is where the model number is.
The auto reignition function for the #2 electrode did not work...sparker won't turn off after the flame is ignited. I swapped the electrode in the #1 burner--the original factory one as far as I know--with the #2 electrode--this fixed the problem in the #2 burner.
I had taken the old #2 electrode to Coast Appliance in San Diego circa October 2005, and a counterperson visually matched it with a similar looking one, but a shorter electrode wire. This is the electrode on the left in the photo below. The correct electrode has the longer electrode wire--the worn looking one on the right). The incorrect shorter wire electrode on the left sparked and ignited the #2 burner, but wouldn't turn off.
My problem now is finding the correct electrode. This would be trivially easy if i knew the model number of the cooktop. I really thought that KGCT365A number was correct - but the electrode for that model looks different from either of the two electrodes in the photo.
So my choices:
1) Continue looking for someone that can ID the cooktop model by the picture in my first post
2) Find someone to visually ID the electrode on the right from my photo. Maybe there's a 40 year veteran with a photographic memory that will glance at this pic and instantly rattle off a 12 digit part number.
Anyone have a guess to either the model number or the electrode part number?
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