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Whirlpool SF385PEEW surface burners won't spark. Diagnosis?


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#1 GVlog

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:33 PM

Hello again folks! 

 

So my wife told me that all the surface burners on our Whirlpool SF385PEEW (an old Super Capacity 465 from 1997) won't spark. We've had to ignite them with a lighter stick. When I try to turn any of the burners on, I don't hear the clicking anymore.

 

Reading the information on this site suggests that it could be (A) the top burner igniters (a couple were a little ineffective a few months ago), (B) the spark ignition switches, or © the spark module. I'm sure I'll need to fix the two front igniters, but how do I diagnose whether to replace the spark ignition switches or the spark module?

 

Which parts correspond to my older model? Are there any videos that show me how to do the repairs?

 

I've added a couple of photos below for reference. I should mention that the burner screws are super-difficult to turn. Any hints on getting them loose? Should I just squirt them with a little WD-40?

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 10:48 PM

check for 120v AC between the L and N inputs on the Spark Module

when any of the Burner Switches is turned ON

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:00 PM

So if there's no 120v AC between those inputs, then it's the Spark Module?



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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:35 PM

If there is 120v AC at the inputs, (and no Spark Output)

the Module is probably bad


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Posted 18 August 2013 - 11:40 PM

Got it! Thanks. Will test it tomorrow.






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