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gas is not in the diy domain as it is more deadly than electricity
call in a gas fitter who will have a gas sniffer to determine the exact position of the leak and carry out the repair
by the time you can smell the gas , it is already at the explosive mix with the air

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on May 27, 2017


What other appliances work on gas? The furnace? The water heater? A gas dryer? How much propane is in the tank? I wonder how the cooktop would work on a seperate tank? If it worked perfect on another tank I would say you have a plumbing problem.

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Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Oct 26, 2011


you do not need to replace the whole burner base you need to replace de ignitor

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Sep 24, 2011


Spark module part no 7 at parts diagram it may be wet and by using a hair dryer or leave it unplug for some days can dry out and stop. If not then the electric contacts are stuck and need a new spark module

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Sep 07, 2011


you need to replace the spark module

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Sep 05, 2011


Hi


Check one of the switches on the gas valves is shorting due to moisture probably. Check the little switch that is behind the burner knob either went bad or got water in it. To isolate the switch that is the problem you can pull one of the wires off of behind the burner knobs one at a time till it stops. If you pull a wire from each switch and it still goes on, then the spark module is bad. You will need to replace it. However it is normal for all the burners to spark whenever another one is being lit. Also too much dirt and grease can cause the burners to light hard but will not cause the spark module to keep on sparking all the time. If a burner lights hard, check the tip of the spark electrode to make sure it is clean.

If your spark module has burnt out to rapidly, or needs to be constantly replaced, you may not have a properly wired and grounded receptacle. Reversed polarity or not being grounded can cause the spark module to fail prematurely. Make sure that you do not use a two pronged outlet or extension cord for your range.

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Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Mar 17, 2011


One burner doesn't consistently light. Igniter sparks but not the same as the other - "good" burners spark at top of igniter and moves around to light, "bad" burner sparks toward the bottom and doesn't move much. I can use the burner by lighting with a match and it works fine. Have tried cleaning with a toothbrush without much success

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Feb 15, 2011


Hi,


Your problem could be or probably is with the regulator...not enough gas pressure...

Propane, LP, or Natural Gas Regulator Problems


heatman101


Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Jan 18, 2011


A common problem with that type of ignitor is that the porcelain insulator (much like a spark plug has) can crack easily. When it does, there will be a clicking sound, but the spark no longer arcs from the top of the ignitor post to the burner and cannot light the gas. Without an intact insulator, the ignitor is effectively shorting out and needs to be replaced.

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Jan 09, 2011


I have this cooktop and it is hands-down the worst. That clicking sound is the spark missing the mark because of a crack or chip in the ceramic igniter. Damage is caused by the ceramic heating too quickly. Especially when the house is cooler in winter, or in air conditioning. I had a Jenn Air repair guy in to replace them before the warranty ran out and he said this happens with every single one of these models with the ceramic igniter. Also, one of the knobs on the front by the medium burner got so hot it melted. He gave us a new one. He had a whole box of them in his truck! He told us the design was inferior and that Jenn Air uses a different igniter for higher end models because of this problem, but won't re-engineer the lower end units because it's cost prohibitive. Even with the repairs they cover for the first year, they recoup in charging for service the second year, than profit on the repair and/or replacement charges for the parts every year after that. All the parts sold are OEM--no after markets, so, at roughly $27 a pop for each igniter, they make out pretty good. Oh, and the burner knob is melted again. What a bunch of scamsters. I will never give them my money again and am shopping for a new cooktop. I left a good review at bizrate for this cooktop.

Jenn-Air JGC8536... | Answered on Jan 06, 2011

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