Dan O. -- Tuesday, 31 December 2002, at 11:12 p.m.
: Yes, the spark module exactly as pictured.
Good, now we know we're on the same page.
: Other than the two wires leading to the burner
: units, is there another wire I should look for?
There should be wires going to the switches on each burner valve as well.
: Ok - we will have to check out the switches for
: moisture. (My husband reports that one
: switch for sure is wet.)
You can try drying it out with a hairdryer, etc, but sometimes the liquid will leave sediment, etc. in the switches contacts and it will never be perfect again. It might need to be replaced to permanently correct its functioning. They're not usually that expensive though.
: Is it possible for a short in one switch to
: affect the remaining three switches?
One shorted switch will usually cause continuous sparking. One switch open should not normally effect operation of the others.
: It seems that now, all four switches are out.
: What do you recommend to check if a switch is
: shorted out?
The burner switches should open and close between the 2 contacts on it when activated. That is what will have to be checked to see if permanently closed (shorted) or permanently open.