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    Default Maytag Gas Range Burners Sometimes Do Not Light

    Model Number: CRG9700CAE
    Brand: Maytag
    Age: More than 10 years

    The two front burners on this unit will not light unless one of the rear burners is already lit. When we try to light one of the front burners we can hear the clicking from the spark ignitor module and smell gas, but they will not light. I have already replaced one of the sealed burners thinking it was the ignitor in the burner, but this did not help. I now think I need to replace the spark ignitor module. If this is correct, where is this located or what wires do I need to trace to find the location?

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    First make sure you can see the spark at the burner assembly. Remove the burner assembly and where the igniter sparks you'll see some small climber holes. Use a wire brush and clean them.
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    Not sure I know what you mean climber holes, but did take out one of the front burners and used a wire brush around the igniter. Also, cleaned the igniter with emery paper. All the holes look to be wide open as I can see through them when I hold the burner up to a light. Did not do this to the other side since that is where I installed the new burner. When trying to light a burner, I can see sparks on the two rear burners but no sparks are visible on the two front burners.

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    OK, No sparks on either front burner then you were on the right track and it's most likely the spark module. It's located behind the range near the gas valve.
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    Thanks for confirming that it is the module that is bad. I was unable to find this by the gas valve so I traced the orange wires that lead to the burners. These all go down the right side of the unit to the module which is located in a box attached to the right rail of the drawer under the oven.

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    Cool, good information. Thanks, they keep moving them on me.
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