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Old 08-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #11
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I'm doing this with my stove now but having trouble getting the sparker in the correct position to light the gas. It seems to be a 50/50 chance it will light.

Any ideas ?

I actually used the original electrodes on the stove and just hooked up the wires to them and it worked just fine
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:02 PM   #12
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Ive made the mod myself and my wife still doesn't know I did it. I posted how I did it on another forum and many others did it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #13
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I actually used the original electrodes on the stove and just hooked up the wires to them and it worked just fine
Some models do not have ignitors at all. Mine didn't. If it had I definitely would have used them.
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:27 PM   #14
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My stove had no ignitor either. I got the sparker put in the stove in the corner furthest away for the burners. For the spark wire I used some 14guage wire. I hope it doesn't melt. I know some kits come with tungsten rods, but I couldn't find any.

I put a momentary push switch between the first two gas knobs. Looks better than I expected.
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I changed my stove & oven over to the electronic ignition from the "clicker" type. I bought a replacement electronic ignition kit for gas grills at Lowes that has four connections for ignitors. I used the existing ignitors and wires for the three stove top burners and just plugged them in to the new electronic ignition module. I put a new ignitor out of a "clicker" type ignitor kit on the oven pilot light and fished the wire up through with the pilot light tube and just plugged it in to the fourth spot on the new ignition module. Now no more laying down on the floor to light oven pilot light.
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Old 08-21-2011, 05:55 PM   #16
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I picked up the iginiter from Wally World today but the plastic box is to big to fit it in our stove. The burner pipes with the valves take up a lot of space. Going to check around to find a smaller igniter.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:11 PM   #17
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Did the Mod today--------

I did the mod today to my stove, same as "GEORGETOWN". Already had the "twist sparker" for each top burner. The battery powered one from Walmart works great. was very simple to mod.

Had to enlarge the hole in the stove, used a hole saw made for installing antennas for two-way radios. First I used a piece of sheet metal 1" wide, 2" long with two holes to match existing screw holes where old manual sparker was removed. Mounted the piece of sheet metal behind the stove front panel to cover the existing hole. This provided a place for the 3/4" hole saw pilot drill bit a place to start for enlarging the hole. Used a round "RASP" file in my drill to enlarge to 7/8" for the new module. What a neat mod that improved the function of lighting the top burners.
I also used a lithium AA battery for long life, the lithium battery will not break down and destroy your module as a regular Alkaline AA battery will.
I even used black round sticky patches placed over the screw holes, better than factory


Thanks Forest River Forum for another great mod
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How about some photos? Looking to do this mod myself
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